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Spring 1998 



Archon 




ACHIEVING 
BALANCE: 



News Magazine Publish 





In this space, earlier editions of The Archon have chronicled the 
twinned themes of evolution and continuity of our facilities. As 
the accompanying constellation of photographs shows, our facul- 
ty also embodies these GDA virtues of growth and tradition. 

While the retro look of the 70s is back in fashion and the pre- 
professionalism of the 80s will remind many of Reagan-era prosperi- 
ty, these six alumni faculty members carry forward the timeless mes- 
sage of William Dummer: Au vrai courage rien 
impossible - with true courage, nothing is impossible. 




Jon Morisseau '88 
Foreign Languages 




Jeff Kelly '85 
Latin 



i^ Archon 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



SPRING 1998 



FEATURES 








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Archon 




The Graphing Calculator 

Technology in the curriculum 



That Championship Season 

A Coach's Journal 
by Steven Metz 



The Globe Honors GDA Students: 

A look at our winning Art Students 
by Leo Hart 

Achieving Balance: 

How do they do that? 
by Lee Harrell 

Political Correction 

Chapel Talk 
by Evan Trent '98 







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departments 

Class Notes 22 

Headmaster' s Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 21 

On Campus 4 



On the Cover 

The students featured on the cover are all accomplished in interests beyond the 
academic demands of the Academy. From left to right and top to bottom: Claire Shearman 
'98, Mike Meagher '98, Sarah Willeman '99, Dan Gadzuric '98 and Hilary St. Jean '98 



The Archon is printed on recycled paper. 



ETTERS 



A Thai Re... view 

Dear Mr. Bragdon, 

I should like to thank you and 
Michael Moonves for making it possible 
for me to visit Governor Dummer 
Academy after so many years. 

It was a very happy experience to 
spend the day at GDA. It is a superb 
school from what I can see and I was 
very impressed by all the changes that 
had taken place within the architectural 
framework of the establishment. You and 
your colleagues have managed to main- 
tain the beauty of the campus while at 
the same time enhancing the educational 
facilities. 

Should your plans to come to 
Thailand materialize, I would be very 
happy to help, welcome and guide in any 
way. 

Yours sincerely, 

Michael J. Reid, former faculty 

Bangkok 

The Russian Rocket 

Dear Pete (I'm sure I can call you by 
your first name now), 

Kak vy pozhivayete? 

This is the Russian Rocket writing 
to you. How are you and how are things 
at GDA? I'm just fine. I am proud to 
announce that I received a 3.8 GPA last 
semester [at Bentley College] - the 
result of my going to GDA. I don't think 
I can find words in my 'poor' vocabulary 
to thank you guys for that. I joined the 
school newspaper staff and am doing 
layout for them (GDA all over). It's not 
as hectic and 'nerve-breaking' as it was 
with the Governor. 

Well, I'm just taking a break from 
writing a paper for my Gov't class, gotta 
get back to it. Say "hi" to Mrs. Bragdon. 

Regards, 

Yuri Piatetsky '97 
Waltham, MA 
Via email 

Roger Would Be Proud 

I enjoy the Archon so much. It is 
wonderful to see what the school is doing 
for the students as the needs increase. I 
am sure my husband Roger would be 
proud and involved. 

Thank you. 
Very truly yours, 
Jane Snerson AW 53 



GDA— LEG Update 

Last December I placed a letter on 
these pages searching for lesbian, gay 
and bisexual alumni to form a network. 
That network is pulling together. Our 
mission is to make GDA a safer place for 
gays, lesbians, bisexuals and those ques- 
tioning their sexuality and to help the 
school address these issues. We are plan- 
ning to meet during the June reunion 
weekend. 

We are still searching for those who 
were not able to make contact due to lack 
of computer and modem, or those who felt 
that because they are straight, they weren't 
welcome. The problems of discrimination 
and hatred of the gay community and the 
high suicide rate among gay teenagers are 
ones each person, gay or straight, can 
come together to address. We invite the 
participation of straight-allies. 

Please contact the GDA-LBG alumni 
at 1407 S. Meridian Street, Tallahassee, 
FL 32301. 
Sincerely, 

Susan Gage '86 
(RadioGage @ aol .com) 
Robert Canterbury '64, Howard 
Moore '82, Linda McCarthy '85, 
Brian Pfeiffer '69, David Gearhart '64, 
Grace Jeanes '92 

Proud of GDA 

Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon, 

The pictures I've seen of GDA are 
amazing. Makes me absolutely proud to 
have been able to spend three short years 
there. I think of you both often as I con- 
front the challenges of the business 
world. 

Best regards, 
Michael [Yeagley '90] 

Terrific Job 

Dear Betsy [Winder, director of annual 
giving], 

I wanted to write you to let you 
know how much I appreciate all the 
effort that goes into preparing kits for the 
class agents. This is my 37 tn year as 
class agent at Governor Dummer 
Academy, and I can say without reserva- 
tion that the materials have never been 
better prepared than they are today. It is a 
terrific job. 

Thank you. 
Very truly yours, 
Carl A. Youngman '60 



Trent Event Heaven Sent 

To: Alumni@gda.org 

Extremely impressed with the GDA 
web page, especially the brilliant decision 
to have a student honcho the thing. As I 
get involved in web pages for business 
and other organizations in which I am 
involved, I have determined that the fun 
of the process and quality of the results is 
directly related to the youthfulness of the 
actuary. I may eventually be arrested for 
hanging around the school playground, 
but my home pages will be worth it all. 
Well done. 

While you're at it, please correct my 
email address. Ken Linberg got it 
wrong, no doubt a result of his giddy 
enthusiasm to add my name, thereby 
getting our class email roll up to three. It 
should be: dvp@together.net . Thanks. 
And if it is not too much trouble, kudos 
to Evan Trent. I intend to emulate aspects 
of his design and heed tips in his article. 
Sheer guilt will no doubt impel me to 
make a modest donation in the near 
future. 

Deke August '65 
Via email 



Peabody Police "Webminor" 

Brian [Lenane], 

Just learning how to use the Internet. 
My son Jonathan attends your school, 
class of '00 and my daughter Emily has 
been accepted for the class of '02. My 
AOL name is for my youngest daughter 
Rosemary, who might be in the class of 
2010, and I am afraid that at age five, she 
can already use the computer better than I. 

Mr. Trent did email me so I assumed 
he was the webmaster. I am officially the 
"webminor." I'm emailing you from the 
new Internet site of the Peabody Police 
Department. We're trying to get up to 
speed, and are planning to develop a web 
page for our department. 

Thanks, 

Joe Berardino P'OO 
Training Officer 
Peabody Police Department 
Via email 

PS: Sending Jonathan to GDA was the 
best parental decision that my wife Claire 
and I have ever made. 



2 The Archon — Spring 1998 



Archon 

Published since 1884 




Publisher 

Peter W. Bragdon 

Editor 

Peter K. Werner 

Assistant Editor 

Leo Hart 

Photographer 

David Oxton 



Additional Photography 

Laurel E. Abusamra 
Betsy Winder 

Assistant Headmaster 

Edward C. Young '73, P'01 
Director of Development 
Patricia Tobin Peterman P'01 
Associate Director of Development 
Michael A. Moonves 
Director of Annual Giving 
Betsy Winder 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, President 

Shirley S. French P'76, Vice President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Vice President 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80'83, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 

Clifford J. Gillespie 

Judith Gore P'95'97 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99'01 

Josiah K. Lilly '68, P'91'98 

Mary F. Mack P'87'91'93 

Bruce M. Male P'90'95 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96'98 

Dodge D. Morgan '50, P'92 

William F. O'Leary '73 

Carrie W. Penner '88 

Haskell Rhett '54 

James L. Rudolph '68 

George S. Scharfe P'95 '00 

C. Thomas Tenney, Jr. '69 

Alumni Trustees 

Brian H. Noyes '76 

Kathleen Livermore '79 

Ann K. McShea '82 

Ex Officio 

Karen A. Schulte '83 

President, Alumni/ae Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

Karen A. Schulte '83. President 

Peter T Butler '62, Vice President 

Catherine Burgess '91, Secretary/Treasurer 

R. Jeffrey Bailly '80 

Deana Giamette Boyages '88 

James Deveney '60 

John P. English '28 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Howard J. Navins '31, P'63'66, GP'93 

Marc K. Tucker '68, P'01 

Ex Officio 

Arthur H. Veasey HI '68, Past President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 

Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99, Co-chair, Trustee Development 

Committee 

Carrie W. Penner '88, Co-chair, Trustee Development 

Committee 

The Archon is published three times a year by Governor 
Dummer Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. 
Telephone: (978) 465-1763. Letters are welcome from 
alumni, alumnae, parents and friends of the Academy, and 
are subject to editing for reasons of space availability. 



HEADMASTER'S MESSAGE 



Time 

We on the Parker and 
Mill Rivers are conscious 
of the ever-rolling stream 
which constitutes our 
lives. On this stream we 
pass a panorama of choic- 
es. In grasping for certain 
opportunities we necessar- 
ily miss others floating by, 
just out of reach. GDA's 
purpose can be defined as 
helping our students navi- 
gate this voyage. We 
strive to help them devel- 
op their ability to grab as 
much as tightly as possi- 
ble, and to choose wisely 
what to grab. 

Coping with the flow of time, mak- 




"We expect each of 
our students to do their best 

in each of the 

opportunities that the GDA 

experience presents." 



ing the choices forced by this inexorable 
process and accepting the tradeoffs made 
along the way thus become the central 
motifs of passage through the Academy. 
The current Archon explores this issue of 
time management here at GDA by cele- 
brating the successes of current students 
in a variety of athletic, academic and 
artistic endeavors. 

Certainly, we expect each of our stu- 
dents to do their best in each of the 
opportunities that the GDA experience 
presents. In many ways, an active, broad, 
deep engagement is our goal as educa- 
tors. Daily, we celebrate the successes 
and the efforts of our students as they 
address their opportunities here at the 
Academy. This year in particular, a num- 
ber of students have received regional, 
and even national, recognition for their 
achievements. 

GDA master teacher Lee Harrell 
reports on a round table discussion 
among five of our community who have 
attained spectacular success in a variety 
of arenas. Claire Shearman '98 has run 
cross-country in the fall and middle dis- 
tances in the spring since her sophomore 
year. Undefeated in dual meet competi- 



tion, she is the reigning 
ISL and New England 
Division II champion in 
cross-country and the 
800, 1500 and 3000 
meter runs. As goalie and 
tri-captain, Mike 
Meagher '98 led the 
men's soccer team to its 
best season in 35 years, 
capped off by a double 
overtime scoreless tie in 
the New England cham- 
pionship match. In set- 
ting a school record nine 
shutouts, he earned a 
berth on the New 
England All-Prep squad 
and the ISL first team. Sarah Willeman 
'99 competes nationally as an equestrian 
in hunter-jumper events while maintaining 
a near-perfect GPA. Last spring Dan 
Gadzuric '98 captured the New England 
Division III titles in shot put and discus. 
This winter he starred for the Governors in 
their storybook quest for the New England 
Division HI basketball championship. In a 
statewide art competition, Hilary St. Jean 
'98 captured a Boston Globe Gold Key 
award for "The Regal," a ceramic bowl 
with a drowning person inside. Naveen 
Ayyagari '98, Jeff Chang '99, Brad 
Downey '00, Joe Levitt '01, Mark Lipman 
'00 and Kate Mitchell '00 received honor- 
able mentions from The Globe. 

This Archon also reports Academy 
students' triumphant participation in 
Harvard's Model Congress, a stirring 
convocation delivered by Justice 
Roderick L. Ireland of the Massachusetts 
State Supreme Court, a response from 
Evan Trent '98 to those who would float 
'political correctness' and the use of the 
graphing calculator in current mathemat- 
ics pedagogy. Each of these items reflects 
on our desire to urge students to use their 
time wisely. 

Finally, to borrow F. Scott 
Fitzgerald's twist on this image of time 
as a river, Reunion '98 will be fast upon 
us, providing the opportunity to drift 
back into the past of 'Byfield days'. 
Graduates and master teachers will 
stream into Byfield for the weekend of 
June 12, 13 and 14. Dottie and I look for- 
ward to welcoming many of you as old 
friends and also to making new ones dur- 
ing this exciting time. 



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The Archon — Spring 1998 3 



n Campus 



GDA STUDENTS SHINE 



AT 

HARVARD MODEL 

CONGRESS 



20 GDA seniors and juniors partici- 
pated in the 1998 Harvard Model 
Congress. Led by Bill Quigley, History 
Department chair, and Perry Nelson, the 
cardinal red delegation descended upon 
the Boston Park Plaza for an extended 
weekend of political debate and role- 
playing. From Thursday, February 19, 
through Sunday, February 22, our stu- 
dents presented position papers, argued 
legal cases and discussed the issues of 
the day. It remains unclear exactly how 
many Clinton jokes were exchanged. 



"The cardinal red 

delegation descended 

upon the Boston 

Park Plaza for an 

extended weekend 

of political debate." 



For the third year in a row, Evan 
Trent '98 earned an Outstanding 
Achievement Award. He and his legal 
partner Missy Green '98 made up one of 
only two teams out of 40 to garner such 
awards in the Supreme Court division. 
Trent deserves particular commendation 
because it was through his impetus that 
the Academy fielded its first Harvard 
Model Congress team three years ago. 
Eric Blair '98, Jeremy Devaney '98 and 
Mike Meagher '98 received Outstanding 
Achievement Awards for their convincing 
efforts as members of congressional com- 
mittees. Phil Venturelli '98 received two 
Honorable Mentions, joining the one per- 
cent of all delegates to be recognized 
twice. Andrew Therriault '99 will lead the 
'Govs' next year as president of the GDA 
delegation. 

Participation in this event has become 
an annual opportunity for GDA students to 
cross forensic swords with 1,500 of their 
peers from 68 schools all over the country. 
Last year, too, our success was phenome- 
nal, with 7 of our 19 delegates receiving 
formal recognition for the excellence of 
their participation. 



DOCUMENTING THE ARCHIVISTS 




Edna Finnegan, Mary Leary and Louise Lovell 



The photographs have been 
collecting for decades, one box 
here, a few loose ones there, some 
upstairs, some downstairs. Letters 
from the Revolutionary War era and 
a diary discussing Civil War events 
are some of the important historical 
documents. A carefully mounted 
collection of invoices and labels 
humorously illustrates that mis- 
spellings of the Academy's full 
name are not a new phenomenon. 
Out-dated signs and flags help bring 
the Academy's history into perspec- 



tive. Finally there is a proper home for all of the various pieces of Governor 
Dummer Academy history. 

Trustee Shirley French P'76 and Anne White P'93, wife of GDA Master Teacher 
Alec White P'93, have been working under the guidance of Head Librarian Mary 
Leary to bring order to the GDA archives, newly located in spacious quarters on the 
second floor of the Carl A. Pescosolido Library. The volume of material is over- 
whelming. Basic categories have been coming into existence as the volunteers sort 
through the room full of boxes. Retired employees Edna Finnegan and Louise Lovell 
have been called in on special assignment to help bring names to myriad faces. 

Leary is determined to turn this jum- 
ble of history into a valuable and organized 
resource. Identifying and cataloging a 235- 
year-old collection of memorabilia and 
separating confidential from public materi- 
als will be a time consuming task. Access 
policies are just now being discussed. 

Leary has asked for anyone who has 
items for the archives or desires access to 
them to contact her via email or US mail. 
Her email address is mleary@gda.org. 



GDA SUMMER 
PROGRAM '98 




Edna Finnegan and Louise Lovell 



"Keep an eye open for the 1998 
Summer Program Brochure," advocates 
Linda Thompson, director of GDA's summer programs, "With its bold new design, it pro- 
claims that July and August are not too far away." 

Back are our academic and enrichment classes, theatre programs, sports camps 
and ESL. For high school students, we offer Algebra, creative writing, SAT prepara- 
tion, study skills, college essay writing and ESL. For middle school students, we have 
study skills, writing, math, SSAT preparation, ESL and momentum. At the elementary 
level we offer math, study skills, art, writing and reading. Our very popular children's 
theatre is offered in three sessions, with the final session devoted to mounting a full- 
scale production of The Wizard of Oz- Teenagers will have the opportunity to tread the 
boards with GDA master teacher and director of theatre Paul Wann. 

Athletic opportunities also abound. We will offer sessions for football, soccer, 
basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, field hockey, in-line skating and lacrosse. 

For a copy of the brochure or for more information, please call the Summer 
Program office at 978/499-3200. Gift certificates are available in any dollar amount. 



4 The Archon — Spring 1998 



ANNUAL FUND - 
HOMESTRETCH UPDATE 



As of March 31, 1998, the 1997-98 
Annual Fund stood at $796,725 in gifts 
and pledges. This figure is 98 percent of 
the drive's $815,000 goal, and 12 per- 
cent ahead of the pace set last year. Such 
momentum is consistent with the level of excitement on campus regarding the new build- 
ings and the increasing demand for admission. 

Director of Annual Giving Betsy Winder reports, "Phonathons have been a great suc- 
cess, raising almost 45K in six nights of calling. Over 60 alumni, parents and past parents 
lent their time and talent to this effort. Special thanks to regional hosts Jack Deering '47 
(Portland, ME), Andy Morison '81 (Boston), and Neal McElroy '76 (New York City)." 

Increased alumni participation remains a major goal. In the past several years, dollars 
raised have risen steadily but the participation by alumni has remained relatively flat. As 
this Archon goes to press, class agents are working hard to keep the regular donors from 
each class while trying to encourage additional classmates to participate. Thus far, 
reunion classes are doing particularly well, with the class of 1948 leading the way. Led 
by volunteers Dick Attwill, Ken Bruce, Pete Case, Al Cumings, Ash Eames, Dave 
Ellsworth, Phil Gemmer, Bob Hill, Pete Houston and Tom Magoun, they have commit- 
ments of $38,000 from 70 percent of the class - not bad for a class that had not topped 
$8,000 in any of the last ten years! 

The 1997-98 Annual Fund closes June 30. Those in reunion classes need to pay then- 
pledges by June 12 in order to be counted toward Reunion class prizes. Winder and her 
growing crew of volunteers would like to thank those of you who have already given and 
urge the rest of you to consider lending your support to this truly worthy cause. 



ALFOND HOSTS GDA 

CONTINGENT AT FLEET 

CENTER 



GLSEN COMES TO 
CAMPUS 



Trustee Bill Alfond '67 hosted a 
group of GDA basketball players to the 
Celtics/Trailblazers contest on March 1 . 
During halftime, Dan Gadzuric '98 was 
honored at center court as a McDonald's 
High School Ail-American. Those cheer- 
ing with Alfond in the stands included 
Gadzuric's teammates Axel Bellieno '99, 
Marco Joubert '00, Justin Marshall '99, 
Shane O'Neill '98, Randall Walter '98 
and Dale Williams '00. 

Given Alfond's interest in athletics 
and his own success as a three-sport cap- 
tain at the Academy, the conversation 
naturally turned to other GDA sports. All 
of the underclassmen present played for 
GDA's 7-1 varsity football team. As a 
three-year starter at quarterback, Alfond 
compared statistics with Joubert, who led 
the ISL this fall in TD passes as a sopho- 
more. Those who know Alfond will not 
be surprised to learn that Colby, his col- 
lege alma mater, popped into the general 
chatter as the GDA students reflected on 
their own college aspirations. 




Jackie Downing '98, introduces 
Kevin Jennings to the crowd in 
Thompson. 



On March 26, Kevin Jennings, executive director of 
the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network, 
spoke to the community at convocation. His remarks 
introduced the kick-off of a Gay-Straight Alliance at 
GDA. 

Jennings came to campus in response to student 
and adult requests to address the topics of sexual orien- 
tation and homophobia. A coalition of students, the 
Health and Wellness Committee and the Diversity 
Committee organized a half-day program to facilitate 
exploration of these issues. After a keynote address and 
15 minutes of Q & A, the community broke out into 
groups of six to 10 people for discussion and activities. Jennings then dined with student 
proctors, peer advisors and others interested in follow-up discussion. 

Senior class President Jackie Downing praised Jennings for "reaching everyone. He 
connected everyone in the audience to the American dream, fairness and respect for people 
who happen to be gay." 

Faculty members Janet Epstein and 
Kathy Guy prepared faculty and staff for 
this event at an all-day workshop held 
March 24. After screening Jennings' 
video Teaching Respect for All, faculty 
and staff volunteers led discussion and 
provided suggestions regarding educa- 
tors' roles in addressing anti-gay senti- 
ment and heterosexism. 





Kevin Jennings holds the 
attention of an overflow crowd 
in Thompson Auditorium with 
stories of his coming of age in 
a huge family which includes 
fundamentalist preachers, 
child-brides and Klansmen. 



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THE HONORABLE RODERICK L. IRELAND 
SPEAKS AT THOMPSON AUDITORIUM 



ADMISSION UPDATE 



The Honorable Roderick L. Ireland actions. Finally, one should avoid people 

electrified the GDA community with his who will be destructive influences, 

convocation presentation on February 1 1 . Ireland's measured, confident delivery 

Appointed associate justice of the underscored his message of dignity and 

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts self-reliance, 
by Governor William Weld in 1997, In the question and answer period, 




Judge Roderick L. Ireland, Daria Grayer '00 and 
Claud D. Grayer P'OO together in Thompson 



Justice 
Ireland cast 
his own life 
story as an 
object lesson 
in the value 
of persis- 
tence, hard 
work, inde- 
pendence 
and educa- 
tion. With a 
carefully 
crafted pre- 
sentation of 
anecdote, 
personal his- 
tory, philos- 
ophy and 
current 

events, he held his audience in rapt atten- 
tion for upwards of one hour. 

From a childhood and public school 
education in the toughest part of 
Springfield, Massachusetts, Ireland went 
on to Lincoln University and Columbia 
Law School. Throughout his adult life, he 
has balanced professional endeavors with 
continuing education and extensive vol- 
unteer service in Roxbury. In describing 
his efforts on the bench, in the classroom 
and in the community, he was as quick to 
point to setbacks as to triumphs. He drew 
chuckles of recognition with the observa- 
tion that, "You get more out of school if 
you attend class, take notes, do your 
homework, and ask for help when you 
need it." 

In his prepared remarks, Ireland 
made five central points. First, he sug- 
gested, education is vital for success and 
fulfillment. Perseverance in school. is 
especially important for those not at the 
top of the class. Second, dreams are vital 
and should never be compromised by the 
pessimism of others. Third, all people 
deserve respect, regardless of their social 
or economic position. Fourth, one must 
take responsibility for his or her own 



Ireland reflected 
many of the per- 
sonal beliefs 
that inform his 
role on the 
bench. He 
endorsed the 
practice of affir- 
mative action. 
He holds the 
opinion that 
lawyers are con- 
structive influ- 
ences for social 
progress, espe- 
cially in the 
realm of family 
law. He indicat- 
ed that he is less 
conservative 
than Clarence Thomas. Although he 
declined to comment directly on the 
"nanny case," he pointed out that legal 
cases in the news are hard for the public 
to judge because the media does not pre- 
sent all the facts. He opposes mandatory 
sentences because they circumscribe judi- 
cial discretion and he opposes the death 
penalty because, in his view, its imposi- 
tion falls disproportionately on the eco- 
nomically disadvantaged. He did not 
comment on the broader connection of 
economic circumstances to legal out- 
comes in other criminal or civil proceed- 
ings. 

Students leaving Thompson 
Auditorium afterward marveled at the 
respect Ireland demonstrated for the audi- 
ence and for those with whom he dis- 
agrees. Faculty members wondered if he 
would ever run for elected office. 

Justice Ireland was able to come to 
GDA thanks to the initiative of Daria 
Grayer '00 and her family, who have been 
long-time friends with Ireland. She pro- 
vided an eloquent introduction that pre- 
ceded Ireland's remarks. 



With the March 10th admission deci- 
sion day behind us, the Office of 
Admission is now preparing for Revisit 
Days on April 3rd and 6th. This year has 
been a truly extraordinary one. Visitors 
have been wowed by the magnificent 
new Pescosolido Library and the state-of- 
the-art Center for the Study of 
Mathematics and Science. Our first 
Admission Open House back in October 
attracted families from Massachusetts, 
New Hampshire and Maine, yielding 14 
interesting and enthusiastic admission 
candidates. Over the course of the year, 
local 'pre-prep' headmasters, secondary 
school placement counselors, and educa- 
tional consultants have come to campus 
to see our new facilities and to meet with 
faculty and students. Admission staff 
members have traveled to 16 states plus 
Bermuda, Canada and the District of 
Columbia to spread the word about 
GDA. We plan additional admission trav- 
el to California, parts of New England 
and Vancouver for the spring. 

We thank our parents, alumni and 
alumnae in cities around the country who 
have hosted members of the Admission 
staff as well those who have referred stu- 
dents. And the incredible support of the 
Allies has made the campus visit and 
interview an especially warm and infor- 
mative time for our visiting prospective 
families. 

The results of this exciting year are 
encouraging. GDA has enjoyed a seven 
percent increase in new student applica- 
tions, including a thirty-six percent 
increase from day applicants. The diffi- 
cult reality for many local families has 
been that we have been forced to deny 
admission to a large number of highly 
qualified day applicants and place others 
on a waitlist due to lack of available 
spaces. Needless to say, we expect a very 
strong group entering in the fall of 1998. 

We look forward to reporting again 
to GDA parents, alumni and alumnae in 
the fall. At that time, we can more fully 
describe the entering class and introduce 
the next group of GDA students! 

Submitted by Gillian Lloyd, director 
of admission. 



6 The Archon — Spring 1998 



42ND STREET 

BY CYNTHIA McKEEN 




The finale, Jesse Soursourian '99 and cast members 



"Come and meet those dancing 
feet!" This winter, Governor Dummer 
Academy undertook the monumental task 
of staging the musical production, Forty- 
Second Street. Combining enthusiasm, 
talent and time, a cast of thirty-three ath- 
letes, artists, and scholars came together 
to put up an amazing project. 

When putting up any show there are 
standard positions and responsibilities. 
There is usually a production staff includ- 
ing a producer, director, technical direc- 
tor, musical director, choreographer, cos- 
turner, and stage manager. In supporting 
positions are the technical crew, light and 
sound board operators, house manager, 
accompanist, props manager, musicians, 
and finally the cast. 

This year, while serving as director, 
choreographer, musical director and 




Beth Pilkington '98 and Jacob Chase '98 



accompanist, I was thrilled 
with the addition of a techni- 
cal director who built the 
sets, ordered the back drops, 
began the huge undertaking 
of cleaning up and reorganiz- 
ing our theatre, and made the 
vital connections within the 
area for our technical needs. 
This has been a huge step for- 
ward in revitalizing 
Thompson Performing Arts 
Center, a building that serves 
the needs of every student, 
teacher, staff and family 
^JE member of our community. 
In Thompson, we meet 
for morning meetings, per- 
form concerts, host profes- 
sional musicians and other artists, teach 
class, have faculty meetings, show 
movies, hold honor award ceremonies, 
attend convocations, meet to practice gui- 
tar and drums and violin and voice and so 
on. Needless to say, this building is alive 
and busy. 

Other wonderful new additions have 
been so many parents sharing their tal- 
ents and experience, keeping us going in 
the right direction. We have been 
impressed with the willingness and the 
variety of skills our parents contributed. 
Parents helped build, paint and dress the 
sets. They designed and had t-shirts 
made for our cast. They created well 
wishes and sent flowers back to the cast 
and crew for each night of the show. A 
father of a new freshman built sets, got 
tons of gallons of paint and found diffi- 
cult period props. When we needed 
stools; he got stools, when we needed 
more microphones he got more micro- 
phones. Another student's mother got us 
connected to The North Shore Music 
Theatre, which graciously lent us set 
pieces and props. Members of The Allies 
and other parents generously and enthusi- 
astically financed the rebuilding of our 
sound system. The Fine Arts Department 
and the afterschool program also support- 
ed this expansion; we had a professional 
costumer, hired a sound technician, and 
added new black curtain legs to the stage. 

And finally, I could not be more 
proud of the sixty-six tapping toes — the 
students who remained focused and will- 
ing to work hard in order to do some- 
thing new, something different, some- 



thing very challenging and very difficult. 
Never did I doubt these students, not 
even when final dress rehearsal fell 
apart. I knew we had a group of people 
willing to do whatever it took to be 
incredible. I am proudest of these 'kids' 
and their commitment to doing their 
work well. They brought me great joy 
and I am tremendously proud of them 
all. 

Cynthia McKeen is the master 
teacher in vocal music and director 
of musical productions at GDA. 




Headmaster Bragdon controls the 
cardinal red locomotive. 



MANSION HOUSE RULES 

The tradition of Saturday night at 
the Mansion House, started by Peter 
and Dottie Bragdon 14 years ago, 
continues to thrive. Model trains 
occupy teens (and others) not busy 
with pool, games, movies and other 
diversions. 



The Archon — Winter 1998 7 



n Campus 



Winter Alumni Games 



GDA graduates came back in force to test their 
mettle against the Men's Varsity Basketball and 
Hockey teams. Participants and spectators alike 
enjoyed a great spirit of fun and healthy competi- 
tion. 

The contest on the ice featured excellent goal- 
tending by Shawn Ferullo '93 and sibling rivalry 
involving graduates Brendan '94 and M.J. '89 
Forrest against brother Pat '98. In Alumni 
Gymnasium, Isaiah Suggs '78 demonstrated that a 
little snow on the roof has nothing to do with the 
amount of heat in the fireplace. 

Age and wisdom prevailed in hockey as the 
alumni defeated the varsity 15 to five. The story 
was reversed during the basketball game as the 
alumni found themselves out-dunked and out-tat- 
tooed 71 to 50. 




Left to right: Dave Moore, Andre Shefield '92, Dave VanNess, Ike Suggs 78, 
Matt Remis '92, Justin Rivera'94, Kyrie Stevens '90, Mike Holbrook '92, Anthony 
Fusco '85, Todd O'Brien '88, Larry Baum '97, Steve Metz 





The ice Forests, Brendan '94, Pat 
'98, and M.J. '89 



Top l-r: John Pingree '81 , Rob Breed '81 , Andy Rockwell '87, John Fosdick '87, 
Mike Guilbert '90, Rob Studley '86, Dan McLauglin '83, Joe Nicastro '97, Peter 
Riley '83, Mike Karin. Bottom l-r: M J Forest '89, Todd Winters '96 Brendan 
Forest '94, Greg Lydon '94, Devin Sullivan '92, Shawn Ferullo '93, Jeff LaBelle '96 



Winter Team Records 


Varsity Men's Basketball 


22-6 


JV Men's Basketball 


8-7 


III Men's Basketball 


6-8 


Varsity Women's Basketball 


7-11 


JV Women's Basketball 


4-8-2 


III Women's Basketball 


9-3 


Varsity Men's Hockey 


2-22-1 


JV Men's Hockey 


6-11-0 


Varsity Women's Hockey 


4-15-1 


JV Women's Hockey 


4-10-0 


Volleyball 


10-3-0 


JV Volleyball 


4-6-1 


Wrestling 


0-11-1 



VOLLEYBALL 

BY BECKY STEPHENSON '98 



The women's varsity volleyball 
team has taken leaps and bounds in 
their progress since Coach Michelle Cahill came three years ago. Led by senior cap- 
tains Emily Novis and Becky Stephenson, the team ended the regular season with a 
record of 10-3, defeating every team on their schedule, except Lawrence Academy, at 
least once. Although the team was small with only eight members, they had an excel- 
lent season. They placed second in the ASIGA Tournament, which qualified them for the 
New England Tournament. There they came home with a sixth place finish, reflecting 
hard-fought battles against tough competition. 

All eight of the varsity players assumed key roles and contributed to the integrity 
of the team. Novis and Stephenson continued to improve throughout the season and 
ended with a strong finish in their last season with the Governor's volleyball program. 
Juniors Becky Dosh and Patricia Nunez returned to give constantly strong perfor- 
mances for their third year as varsity players while juniors Marika Hull and Michelle 
Jung also played well in their first season on the varsity team. Stepping up to help 
carry the team were freshman Liz Kelleher and Maria Moore. Both girls proved their 
abilities as varsity athletes during their first season in the Cardinal Red. 

Congratulations to all the girls on an outstanding season and good luck next year! 



8 The Archon — Spring 1998 



WOMEN'S HOOPS 

BY ISAIAH SUGGS 78 



Varsity Women's Basketball enjoyed more success dur- 
ing this season than they have in quite a few seasons. The 
overall record for this team was 7 wins and 1 1 losses, but 
the record does not indicate the true success of this team of 
four seniors, three juniors, four sophomores, and two fresh- 
men. Although we will lose four seniors to graduation, our 
younger players gained tremendous experience playing dur- 
ing this season. 

This team was a much stronger defensive unit than I have 
seen in a few years. Steals, rebounds, and blocked shots were 
much improved over last year. Speed and quickness are two 
other areas that improved in comparison to last year. 

Offensively we relied upon our seniors to produce the 
bulk of our points, but this year our top scorers happened 
to be a junior and a sophomore. The return of nine of our 
thirteen players hopefully means that greater success as a 
team is highly likely for our next season. 

Thanks to all of our fans during this season. I hope that we can be as exciting to 

watch during our next season. , . , _ 

Isaiah Suggs 78 coaches women s varsity 

basketball. He lives with his wife and daughters in 

Moody House. Nicole '97 now attends Brown. Regina 

will enter GDA's class of 2002 this fall. 




Tia Sloan '98 looks to 
pass inside. 




GOAL ON ICE - 
MEN'S HOCKEY 
SHOWS GRIT IN 
BUILDING YEAR 

BY PETER KRAVCHUK 



Co-captain Kate Hecht '98 



TWO WRESTLING 
CHAMPIONS 




Min Bae '99 and Mike Moore '99 are 
Graves Kelsey Champions. Min Bae 
completed an undefeated season in the 
189 lb class. His season opponents were 
relieved that he was home in Korea dur- 
ing the New England Championship 
Tournament. Mike Moore did well in the 
New England's, placing fourth. The 
majority of the team is young; five of the 
varsity wrestlers were freshman. Gary 
Thomas '01 came on late in his first sea- 
son to finish exceptionally well. Coach 
Hudson and Coach Morriseau (GDA '88) 
are confidant that if these underclassmen 
continue working, more victories and 
championships will come to GDA. 



Brendon Oreto '98 and Alec Stewart '98 in action against Nobles. 



WOMEN'S HOCKEY 



Senior Co-captains Adelle Lilly and 
Robyn O'Reilly led a great group of team- 
mates onto the ice for the '97-' 98 hockey 
season. Fellow seniors Myla Withington, 
Alicia Flynn and Missy Green made this a 
"great season". Their record showed only 
four wins but each of the players was 
happy with their growth over the season. 

Janet Hanson '00 was the leading 
scorer, Brooke '00 and Megan Barnaby 
'01 were the other strong hockey players. 



The men's varsity hockey team fin- 
ished the season with a record of two 
wins, 22 losses and one tie. Despite their 
record, the entire team displayed tremen- 
dous competitiveness that had some of 
the best teams in New England on their 
heels. While sometimes out-skated and 
out-shot, the team was never out-hustled 
or out-toughed in the corners. The two 
wins were particularly satisfying. 
Beating two worthy ISL foes, St. Mark's 
and Middlesex, provided a taste of the 
success the team deserves to enjoy more 
regularly. 

Junior goaltender and tri-captain 
Paul Morrissey distinguished himself 
with his play throughout the season. He 

was the only 
Governor selected 
to the ISL Keller 
Division's All- 
League team. 
Seniors Hans 
Carbonneau (tri- 
Captain), Tim 
Flaherty (tri- 
Captain), Patrick 
Forrest, Alec 
Stewart, Michael 
Kelly and Brendan 
Oreto all dedicated 
themselves to the 
hockey program, 
and Coaches 
Kravchuk, 
McDonnell and 
Giusto are proud to 
have had the oppor- 
tunity to work with 
them. They are all fine examples of the 
kind of student/athlete that Governor 
Dummer hopes to continue to develop. 

With a solid cast of returning players 
and some strong prospects in the 
pipeline, the hockey program has high 
expectations that it will enjoy further 
improvement in the future. 

Peter Kravchuck is an assistant director 
of admission and head coach of men's 
varsity hockey. He lives in Commons. 



The Archon — Spring 1998 9 



n Campus 



ARCHON ATHLETE PROFILE: Claire Shearman '98 

BY DAVID ABUSAMRA 



"You know, don't you, that one of 
our league's best female distance runners 
will be attending GDA next year?" With 
those words my cousin Andy, a distance 
runner at a southern NH high school, sur- 
prised me at his graduation party, in June, 
1995, and in so doing, reintroduced me to 
Claire Shearman. "Reintroduced," since 
I had met this seemingly timid young 
lady and her mother Marcy the previous 
fall in the Cobb Room, as part of the 
admissions interview. As I recall, we 
barely discussed running, for Claire had 
been playing field hockey at the time. 
After confirming with our Admissions 
Office that Claire was indeed enrolled as 
a sophomore boarder, I wasted no time in 
calling her, and 
promptly invited her 
to join our cross- 
country team. As I 
was to experience 
many times hence, 
Claire remains very 
open to suggestions, 
and makes almost 
instantaneous deci- 
sions. Of course she 
would run cross- 
country. The rest, as 
they say, is history. 

I shall state that 
in my 27+ years of 
coaching hundreds 
of distance runners, Claire is the fastest 
female runner and has achieved more 
than any other. Those are heavy superla- 
tives, especially when one remembers the 
likes of Ann Rooney '82, Esmee Huggard 
'85, Kelly Golden '86, Anita Russo '87, 
the legendary Amy Russell ' 89 (undefeat- 
ed in both cross-country and track in reg- 
ular season meets in each of her four sea- 
sons at GDA), Alexis Colby '91, Kate 
Atkins '92, Cindy White '93, Use 
Abusamra '93, and Jackie Bean '95. Or, 
stated another way by The Boston Globe, 
in its write-up on the occasion of Claire's 
third consecutive "All-Scholastic" award: 
"Over the past three seasons the ISL 
girls' cross-country circuit can be divided 
into two groups: Claire Shearman and 
everybody else." 



"I shall state that in my 
27+ years of coaching 
hundreds of distance run- 
ners, Claire is the fastest 
female runner and has 
achieved more 
than any other." 



Claire's calm demeanor belies an 
intense desire to excel. Claire combined 
both mental and physical strength to 
dominate opponents and courses; she did 
not rely on pure natural talent. The 
beginning of each of Claire's races is 
always the same - she immediately takes 
the lead, runs her own race, and, by this 
tactic, challenges all her competitors to 
try to catch her. Always respectful of her 
rivals, she, in turn, engenders their 
respect and friendship. 

Claire possesses much poise and 
modesty, always deflecting accolades 
directed toward her. It is by now a com- 
mon sight to see Claire slink down in her 

seat when mention 
of her accomplish- 
ments is made on 
the bus ride home 
from meets, or in 
Thompson at school 
meetings. Her 
demeanor after 
falling (the one time 
ever) and missing 
the school record by 
one second (and :06 
off the course 
record) on Parents' 
Day was impecca- 
ble. It didn't bother 
her that the three- 
time world X-C 
champion, Lynn Jennings, and her per- 
sonal and Wellesley College coach wit- 
nessed the race. Nor did Claire use the 
excuse that she fell on a section of the 
course where new fill had just been laid 
down, but had not been rolled. 

No doubt Claire's greatest race thus 
far in her short cross-country career (this 
was only her third season as a harrier) 
came at the open New England 
Championships, on Boston's famed 
Franklin Park course. Running a 6k (as 
opposed to her normal 5k) course, filled 
with rutted mud, snow and ice, Claire 
marked herself as the only runner to chal- 
lenge the aforementioned Lynn Jennings 
at the start, maintained her composure 
throughout, "hung" for a while with a '96 
Olympian, and proceeded to whip former 




The leader of the pack! 

collegiate All- Americans and national 
running club and shoe company team- 
members to place 14th of 92 - an incred- 
ible performance! This race was the cat- 
alyst that attracted recruiting interest 
from the likes of Division 1 collegiate 
powers such as Michigan, Providence, 
Boston College, and others such as 
Syracuse and Colgate. Division 3 col- 
leges such as Wellesley, Williams, and 
Bowdoin telephoned frequently also. 
Claire was invited to run in the very pres- 
tigious indoor National Scholastic Meet 
in Boston and the USATF Junior Track & 
Field Championships to be held at SIU in 
Illinois. 

One of the keys to Claire's success is 
her willingness to train with the boys, in 
every season of running. Despite beating 
many of them over and over in practices 
and in head-to-head competition in 
meets, Claire never backed down from a 
challenge, and developed many close pla- 
tonic friendships. Much of her success 
can be directly attributed to her two close 
senior teammates, David DiCicco and 
Andy Ramirez, also among the best run- 
ners in New England and in GDA history. 
It should be noted that she has developed 
from a low mileage (20-35 mi./wk.) pro- 
gram, with 98% of her training done on 
natural surfaces. 

Master teacher for over 25 years, 
David Abusamra has left his mark on 
a generation of GDA harriers. 



10 The Archon — Spring 1998 



THE GRAPHING CALCULATOR 

AND MATHEMATICS CURRICULAR REFORM 



Over the past decade, the purpose 
and methods of mathematical inquiry 
have undergone substantial reform. The 
graphing calculator and a philosophy 
emphasizing the interrelationships among 
academic disciplines have brought dra- 
matic changes to the way we approach 
mathematics at GDA. 

Formerly, math students learned a 
large collection of techniques for solving 
textbook exercises. Often, this ability to 
manipulate graphs, numbers and symbols 
was treated as an end in itself. The prac- 
tice and demonstration of these skills was 
usually painstaking and occasionally pro- 
hibitive. Success in the high school math 
classroom typically meant fastidious 
'bean-counting' and 'number-crunching' 
rather than development of insight or 
practical application. 

In recent years, the field has empha- 
sized the structure, relevance and utility 



"This powerful tool 

encourages a spirit of 

exploration by removing 

the drudgery of routine 

computation, allowing 

students to 

focus on ideas." 



of mathematics, with problem-solving 
skills developed in support of these 
broader objectives. The graphing calcula- 
tor allows students to make the connec- 
tion among visual, numerical and sym- 
bolic representation of mathematical con- 
cepts that they can then express verbally. 
Because the calculator is portable and 
response time is immediate, students can 
test quickly the validity of analytic argu- 
ments by actual computation or graphing. 
They can also use the calculator to help 
them induce concepts from data. 

This powerful tool encourages a 
spirit of exploration by removing the 
drudgery of routine computation, allow- 
ing students to focus on ideas. Average 
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ability to turn numbers into graphs and 

solve systems of functions. 



ularly feel liberated to learn the concepts 
that might otherwise remain obfuscated 
behind a mountain of time-consuming 
mechanics. All students benefit from the 
ability to approach complex problems 
from all angles - theoretical and practi- 
cal. Indeed, the graphing calculator pro- 
vides a method for exploring questions 
heretofore inaccessible even to the most 
ingenious students. 

Because we emphasize the modeling 
of physical situations in the sciences and 
economics, students must still develop 
the ability to work with symbolic and 
analytic approaches. They must also learn 
to explain these approaches verbally in 
order to connect the problem itself to the 
larger concept. 

In the past, those drawn to the ele- 
gance and passion found in the study of 
mathematics absolutely baffled those who 
could not abide the quality and quantity 
of computation required. Today, with the 
help of the graphing calculator, mathe- 
matics remains as beautiful and vigorous 
as ever while becoming accessible to a 
far broader range of students. 

Dick Leavitt, GDA master teacher, 

provided invaluable support in the 

preparation of this article. 




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Tiana Grasso '01 uses the graphing calculator to check her work. 



The Archon — Spring 1998 11 



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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON 



A COACH'S JOURNAL 

BY STEVE METZ 



Practice #1: November 13, 1997. 
Emphasis: Offensive and Defensive 
Fundamentals. 

Thought: "Success is a Journey, not a 
Destination." — Walter Deming 

And so begins the much-anticipated 
season for the GDA Men's Varsity 
Basketball team. The first day of prac- 
tice is always a high-energy day, but this 
year the excitement and anticipation are 
intense. Scheduled trips to St. Louis and 
Virginia and games with nationally 
ranked teams have everyone at a fever 
pitch, even on the first day. Seniors 
Shane O'Neill, Randall Walter and 
Andy Ramirez hope to lead the 
team back to the New 
England Tournament. 
After a Fall of receiving 
attention from the top 
Division I colleges in the 
country, 6' 11" Senior Daniel 
Gadzuric looks to solidify his 
pre-season ranking as one of the 
top players in the U.S. 
First Game: November 22. 
Phillips Exeter. 
Thought: "There is the greatest 
practical benefit in making a few 
failures early in life." — T.H.Huxley 

Portents of things to come 
arrive with an high scoring Marco 

game; GDA loses to Exeter, 94-101. The 
coaching staff publicly attributes the loss 
to only three days of practice and the 
greater experience of the post-graduate 
Exeter team. Privately, we recognize that 
this is only the first challenge of a season 
that will not be a walk in the park. 
The Week to End all Weeks: 
December 6-13. 

Thought: "Make it a habit to do the thing 
that is hard to do." — Stan Kellner 

Five games in eight days: Proctor on 
Saturday, Middlesex on Tuesday and a 
flight to St. Louis on Wednesday for the 
KMOYJ Coca-Cola Shootout. In St. 
Louis, Paintsville High School (KY) 
proves a determined foe, refusing to fold 
after being down 1 1 points to begin the 
fourth quarter. Again, a more experi- 
enced team and little practice time takes 
its toll (or was it the 8,000+ spectators in 
the Keil Center?) and GDA loses in over- 
time. We return late Thursday and, 



remarkably, have enough energy left to 
demolish a strong Roxbury Latin team on 
Friday night and also notch a victory 
over Milton on Saturday. Highlights 
include Dan Gadzuric 's 1000th point and 
Coach Metz's 200th career victory. The 
week's summary: four wins, one loss. 
Christmas Dreams: December 26-31. 
Thought: "The future belongs to those 
who believe in the beauty of their 
dreams." — Eleanor Roosevelt 

The trip to the Benedictine Capital 
City Classic in Richmond, Virginia begins 
j|^^ with a nightmarish trip through a New 
>^^^[ Jersey snowstorm and bumper-to- 
*yj bumper traffic for 16 hours. We meet 
Dan Gadzuric at Washington-Dulles 
and Axel Bellieno at National; we 
finally arrive late at night in 
Richmond, and it's still snowing! 
The coaching staff's pre-trip 
promises of 60° weather destroy 
any credibility; the coaches ask 
themselves — more than once — 
are we getting too old for this? 
Fortunately, everyone's spirits 
are revived by a quarterfinal 
win over Iona Prep (NY) and 
a semifinal victory over host 
Benedictine. Even a loss 
against a tough Manchester 
Joubert '00 High School in a great champi- 
onship game does not dampen spirits, 
although the 4 a.m. departure on the 31st 
leaves everyone wondering whether New 
Year's Eve celebrations will be possible. 
By this point we've now settled into a trav- 
el routine: the coaches drive the vans, the 
team talks or sleeps, and Randall Walter 
proposes marriage to every girl he meets. 
The Long Haul: January 4- 
February 27. 

Thought: "There are no shortcuts." — 
Michael Jordan 

Perhaps the toughest time at a New 
England boarding school, January and 
February are filled with snow, cold, the 
flu, semester exams and, for us, 16 bas- 
ketball games. We start with easy home 
wins over Beaver Country Day and 
Nicholson High School (Belleville, 
Ontario), but the latter victory proves 
costly when sophomore point guard 
Marco Joubert goes down with a badly 
sprained ankle that costs him three weeks 





Randall Walter '98 in the back door 

of the season. The flu is the next to 
strike and we have only seven healthy 
bodies for a tough 67-64 win over 
Lawrence. The Alumni Game is a wel- 
come treat and former players Matt 
Remis, Andre Sheffield, Tony Fusco, 
Kyrie Stevens, Ike Suggs and others light 
up the Alumni Gym with recollections of 
(former!) glory. We bring on two New 
York teams and finish 1-1 against the 
Empire State. Even with a tough loss to 
Thayer we finish the period 14-2. 
Belmont Hill I: February 27. 
Thought: "Remember this feeling, guys. 
I don't want to have this feeling again." 
— Senior Captain Shane O'Neill 

For the first time in several years 
Belmont Hill manages to emerge victori- 
ous in an extremely disappointing road 
loss that costs us the number one seed in 
the New England's. 
The New England Tournament: 
March 4-8. 

Thought: "If your mind isn't clouded by 
unnecessary things, this is the best season 
of your life." — Wu-Men 

We enter the tournament as the num- 
ber two seed and draw Holdemess in the 
quarterfinals. In a game that may be the 
first ever New England tournament game 



12 The Archon — Spring 1998 



held at GDA (what about it alums? any- 
one know?), Holdemess plays great but 
we hold on to win 67-65. GDA's fans 
prove their importance once again and 
demonstrate enthusiasm and class. (More 
than one fan admits to holding their 
breath throughout the entire second half 
of this nail-biter!) The GDA coaching 
staff wonders: why does every opponent 
choose to have their greatest game of all 
time against us? 

In the semifinal round we draw a 
Portsmouth Abbey team inspired by an 
incredible last second win over Kimball 
Union in the quarterfinals. GDA plays 
perhaps its finest game of the season and 
emerges a 77-55 victor. 
Belmont Hill II: The New England 
Championship. March 8. 
Thought: "For the raindrop, joy is enter- 
ing the river." — Glalib 

Although we matched up better against 
other tournament teams, we all hoped to 
meet Belmont Hill again for the champi- 
onship — the number one versus number 
two seed in a game that would settle all 
questions. And what a game! GDA gets off 
to an early lead, but Belmont Hill's torrid 
shooting gives them a 32-30 half-time lead. 
Dan Gadzuric picks up his fourth personal 
foul early in the fourth quarter and we call a 




Tri-Captain Shane O'Neill '98 

time-out, down 5 with 5:30 to play. 
Coming out of the time-out, GDA goes on a 
15-0 run that surely must rank as one of the 
finest 2 1/2 minutes in GDA basketball his- 
tory. Nat Baldwin's nine points and Marco 
Joubert's 3 assists spark the run; GDA fin- 
ishes the game with a 23-4 run and a 64-50 
final victory. Despite this season's domi- 
nant impact of All- American Dan Gadzuric, 
the final victory proves to be the consum- 




Tri-captain Dan Gadzuric '98 

mate team effort, with O'Neill, Baldwin, 
Walter and Gadzuric all finishing in double 
figures, Joubert contributing six assists and 
3 steals, and strong support coming from 
Andy Ramirez, Bob Sims, Dale Williams 
and Justin Marshall. Nat Baldwin is named 
Championship Game MVP, to the delight of 
his parents, coaches and runner-up Dan 
Gadzuric. An incredible win to finish a 
dream season! 

GDA ends the season 13-2 in the ISL 
and 23-6 overall as New England Class C 
Champions. 
Miscellany 

Junior Nat Baldwin and Senior Dan 
Gadzuric earned All-League selection 
and Gadzuric was ISL CO-MVP ... 
Seniors Shane O'Neill and Randall 
Walter received All-League Honorable 
Mention ... In 15 years under Coach 
Metz, GDA teams are 225-105 overall 
and 19-6 in 1 1 trips to the New England 
Tournament ... Gadzuric's 1499 career 
points move him ahead of Steve Bucknall 
'85 (1327) to second place in the all-time 
GDA scoring list, behind Tony Thomas 
'80 (1848) ... At 1009 rebounds, 
Gadzuric is the all-time career GDA 
leader, eclipsing Derek Spears '79 (874) 
... The team was featured in reports by 
NESN, FOX-25, the Boston Globe and 
the Newburyport Daily News ... 
Sophomore Marco Joubert finished third 
in league free throw shooting at 81.2%, 
edging teammate Baldwin who finished 
fourth at 81.1% ... Gadzuric finished sec- 
ond in ISL scoring (14.3 ppg) and first in 
rebounding ... Joubert and Baldwin were 
5th and 7th in assists ... O'Neill, Walter, 
Baldwin and Gadzuric all averaged dou- 



ble figure scoring ... 
Final Thought: "One finger can't lift a 
pebble." — Hopi saying. 
Gadzuric Update 

At press time, Daniel Gadzuric is 
undecided about college choices and also 
is considering NBA possibilities. Coach 
Metz and Dan visited UCLA, Kansas and 
George Washington together and Dan 
also visited Kentucky and California. 
UCLA is a front-runner; Kentucky and 
George Washington are also strong possi- 
bilities and Connecticut, Kansas and 
California have not been ruled out. By 
the time you read this a decision may 
have been announced. Whatever Dan 
decides, he certainly has some excellent 
choices and a promising future! 
Dan was selected to the McDonald's Ail- 
American game as well as the NIKE 
Hoop Summit and the Magic Johnson 
Roundball All-Star game. A candidate for 
National Player of the Year, he is ranked 
as a first team Ail-American by Adidas 
Blue Ribbon Report and is considered 
among the top ten players in the U.S.A. 
by major scouting services. 




Nat Baldwin '99 
NE Championship Tournament MVP 



Steve Metz is the Science 
Department chair and men's varsity 
basketball coach. He lives with his 
wife Betsy Clark and their children in 
the Morgan Cottage. 



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By what standards 
does one measure 
achievement in 
the visual arts? 
Subjective, 
objective, 
surprising, 
obvious — 
these are 
some of the 
polar reactions 
to this simple 
question. The 
Boston Globe 
Scholastic Art 
Awards, now in 
their 48th year, consti- 
tute a set of responses 
exemplifying the variety 
of possible answers. The 
New England Art 
Education Conference and the 
Massachusetts Art Education Association 
administer this program. Six panels of 
judges award Gold Keys (first place), 
Silver Keys (second place) and 
Honorable Mentions (third place) in 




Hilary St. Jean 
Award winning 



"Six panels 
of judges award 

Gold Keys, 

Silver Keys and 

Honorable Mentions 

in fourteen categories." 



the Visual Arts. 
Remarkably, all 
seven GDA students 
earned recognition. 

Each year, 
GDA master 
teacher Roberta 
"Birdie" Britton 
and her col- 
leagues Irina 
Okula, David 
Oxton and Leo 
Hart review the 
work in the 
Academy's Winter 
Student Art Show, 
choosing the top 
works for submission 
to the Globe contest. If you 
were lucky enough to have 
seen the show, you can 
imagine how difficult it was to make the 
choices. The work produced here is truly 
impressive. Over the course of the past 
five years, GDA students have received 
nine Gold Keys, eight Silver Keys, 18 
Honorable Mentions and one $1,000 
Scholarship. Given the size of our school, 
our artists' other commitments and the 
scope of the contest, this success is phenom- 
enal. 

Hilary St. Jean '98 received a Gold 



'98's Gold Key 
ceramic work 



fourteen categories. Truly outstanding 
achievement is rewarded by four $1,000 
Boston Globe Scholarships. This year, the 
Globe received 2,855 entries from high 
school students all over Massachusetts, 
including seven produced by current 
GDA students in our Kaiser Center for 




Remarkably, 

all seven 

GDA students 

earned recognition. 



a wonderfully energetic presence in the 
Kaiser Art Building. She has a winning 
smile and personality that seem incongru- 
ent with the depth of feeling that she con- 
veys in her work. A serious artist, she has 
used her time at GDA to produce a large 
portfolio of powerful work. Having 
exhausted the Academy's formal arts 
course offerings, she pursued independent 
study in art with Mrs. Britton this past 
fall. Together, they explored painting, 
mixed media and sculpting. The piece 
submitted to the Globe is her first work 
in clay. 



"St. Jean competes 
avidly as a middle 

distance runner. 
She is as diligent 

in her physical 
training for track as 

she is in Kaiser." 



Hilary St. Jean '98 

Key for the ceramic piece that is now 
being judged for a national award. She is 



Beyond her artistic and academic 
endeavors, St. Jean competes avidly as a 
middle distance runner. She is as diligent 
in her physical training for track as she is 
in Kaiser. Last spring Hilary was diag- 
nosed with compartment syndrome, a 



14 The Archon — Spring 1998 



condition in her calf muscle that has just 
recently been surgically repaired. Before 
the operation, she trained on a stationary 
bicycle and in the swimming pool, only 
running on the days that the meets were 
held. Even so, she had a strong spring 
season, placing fourth in the ISL 
Championships. As she says "it was real- 
ly third" — because GDA teammate 
Claire Shearman [please see accompany- 
ing article in Campus Notes] won and 
"she is so good, that it doesn't count." 
This year her work ethic has served her 
well again. She has maintained her fitness 
by rising at 5AM three days per week to 
swim laps at the local YMCA with GDA 
history teacher Scott Larson. She has not 
been able to ran since her surgery but 
hopes to compete this spring. 
Academically, she is a high honor roll 
student taking AP courses. Clearly, St. 
Jean thrives in challenging situations. Her 
drive and talent continue to bring her 
awards and rewards in the arts, academics 
and athletics. 




Mark Lipman '00 

Mark Lipman '00, a 1998 Globe 
honorable Mention, is another accom- 
plished artist in our midst. His abilities 
encompass the entire spectrum. His 
vibrant watercolor paintings show a 
remarkable knowledge of the medium. 
Portraits of a dog and his pet cat vividly 
show personality and the feeling he has 
for them. He captured his cat, George, in 
a wonderfully lively sculpture in clay. 
The piece appears to be both animated 
and aloof as only a cat can be. 

For the work submitted to the Globe, 
the faculty chose a small work in clay 
depicting a human figure kneeling in sup- 
plication. Remarkable for its aesthetic 
sophistication, its size belies its power, 
and its somber color and deft technique 



"Beyond the visual arts, 

Lipman contributes his 

talents and energies to 

performance and to 

serving the 
broader community." 



illustrate feelings that are unsetteling. 

Beyond the visual arts, Lipman con- 
tributes his talents and energies to perfor- 
mance and to serving the broader com- 
munity. His singing ability earned him 
membership in District Chorus as a mid- 
dle-schooler, and he brings this prowess 
to our stage in Thompson Auditorium. He 
entertained us with performances in A 
Midsummer's Night Dream and Little 
Shop of Horrors. GDA Drama Director 
Paul Wann and vocal music teacher 
Cindy McKeen consider his abilities to 
be vital to any GDA production. Lipman 
has just finished our production of 42nd 
Street, in which he sang and danced. 
Besides his roles in the theater, Lipman 
devotes afternoons to the Academy's 
community service program. David 
Gosse, director of the community service 
program, considers Lipman to be an "all- 
star" because of his maturity and depend- 




Mark Lipman '00's powerful work in clay. 
The sculpture depicts a person in a kneel- 
ing position, arms tied behind the back 
with the face pleading to the heavens. 

ability. 

Naveen Ayyagari '98 received a 
Globe Honorable Mention for his com- 
puter-designed "Fire World." After a 



strong beginning as a freshman in 
Introductory Fine Arts, his artistic abili- 
ties lay dormant until his senior year 
when he returned to the fine arts by 
enrolling in Advanced Computer Art. He 
is a natural for the digital media because 
he is very active on the Internet and profi- 
cient on the network of machines he 
maintains his in North Andover home. 
With such a strong technical background, 
he fearlessly jumped into the creation of 
digital art. He produced many compelling 
pieces using a wide variety of software, 
including Adobe PhotoShop, Fractal 
Design Poser and Bryce 2. Landscapes in 
a universe of his making are strangely 
inviting. They evoke wonder at what may 
lie behind a mountain, beyond a sea or, 
dramatically, what could possibly be the 




Naveen Ayyagari '98 

source 
of a fire in a waterfall. 

Beyond the art classroom, he is a 
high honor student with interests in com- 
puter and video technology. In response 



"In September, Ayyagari 
complained, 'I can't think 

of anything to do.' 
Just past mid-year, he has 

already translated 

a flurry of ideas into 

an impressive portfolio." 



to a need from the development office 
this past December, he produced a special 
video highlighting the new Center for the 
Study of Mathematics. With a maze of 
wires, editing equipment, VCR's and 
camcorders transforming a classroom into 
The Archon — Spring 1998 15 




Naveen Ayyagari '98's Computer Art Fire World 



a makeshift editing suite, he led a group 
of five students through 126 hours of 
filming, mixing and editing. This group 
accomplished a professional quality 
piece, including four-track sound, as 
exams loomed before Christmas break. 
Outside of the Academy, he has produced 
web pages and logos for the National 
Academy of Physics Teachers and for 
Microwave Electronics, a high tech firm 
in North Andover. 

In September, Ayyagari complained, 
"I can't think of anything to do." Just past 
mid-year, he has already translated a flur- 
ry of ideas into an impressive portfolio. 




Jeff Chang '99's work in pencil on paper 

Jeff Chang '99 lived in Taiwan until 
three years ago. He arrived at the 
Academy this fall already an excellent 



draftsman with great skill using the com- 
mon pencil and pen. He has always loved 
to draw, and as yet, has not ventured far 
from his favorite medium, occasionally 




Jeff Chang '99 

incorporating watercolor for color and 
mood. The drawing for which the Globe 
awarded him Honorable Mention looks 
and feels as if it was created by someone 



; 'A few of his drawings 

are soulfull and 

almost speak 

to the viewer." 



"Oxton comments 

particularly on her 

patience and persistence. 

She worked hours to 

achieve her precise colors 

and haunting effects." 



far older than he. His work is large and 
complex with interesting composition and 
dynamics. A few of his drawings are soul- 
full and almost speak to the viewer. 
Chang's talent and wit make him a wel- 
come addition to the community in Kaiser. 




Katie Mitchell '00 

Under the guidance of master teacher 
and professional photographer David 
Oxton, Katie Mitchell '00 produced many 
beautiful images this fall, including the 
one garnering a Globe Honorable 
Mention. Her hand-painted picture of the 
large base of a pine tree appears to be 
three-dimensional. Its beauty and origi- 
nality made it another unanimous choice 
to represent GDA at the Globe Awards. 
Oxton comments particularly on her 
patience and persistence. She worked 
hours to achieve her precise colors and 
haunting effects. She displays an out- 
standing ability to see composition and 
presentation. Also an accomplished ath- 
lete, she is eager for lacrosse season. 
Coach Anna Hill Gerry '85 expects her to 
bring patience, diligence and attention to 
detail from the darkroom onto the field. 

At 6'2", 210 pounds, Brad Downey '00 



16 The Archon — Spring 1998 




Brad Downey '00 

was a fine linebacker and guard on the 
varsity football team in the fall. This 
winter, he joined Lipman as a dancer in 
McKeen's production of 42nd Street. He 



"A fine linebacker 

and guard on the 

varsity football team 

in the fall, this winter 

Downey danced in 

McKeen's production of 

42nd Streets 



hopes that he will pitch for the varsity 
baseball team this spring when not 
behind the plate clad in the tools of 
ignorance. Obviously an athlete, he 
brings a positive attitude and powerful 
work ethic to all his opportunities at 
GDA. He is a strong, constructive pres- 
ence in the dorm. From his first floor 




room in Perkins, 
he proselytizes the 
joys of music by 
the Allman 
Brothers and Pink 
Floyd to contem- 
poraries waylaid 
by the Spice Girls' 
siren song or the 
visceral thrill of 
rap. He was sur- 
prised and delight- 
ed with the 
Globe's 

Honorable Mention 
for a clay piece of a 
surprised bald man 
that he created last 
year in Introduction 
to Fine Arts, a required part of GDA's 
freshman curriculum. 

Joe Levitt '01 is another beneficiary 
of GDA's freshman arts program. He was 





Katie Mitchell '01 's hand-tinted photo of a pine tree 

in sports, starting at point guard on the 
JV basketball team this past season. 
According to Coach Van Ness he is a 
"player with good skills and savvy." 
Last fall, he played wide receiver on the 
football team and looks forward to 
lacrosse in the spring. 

Like Downey, Levitt considers him- 



Joe Levitt '01 

tickled to represent the Academy in the 
Globe's competition. His paper mache 
cow is sheer fun to behold - whimsical, 
cartoonish and just the right size. Levitt 
is a leading scholar at the Academy, with 
a GPA placing him in the highest echelon 
of the high honor role. He is also strong 



Brad Downey '01 's bust in clay 



"Levitt is a leading 

scholar at the Academy, 

with a GPA placing him 

in the highest echelon of 

the high honor role." 




Joe Levitt '01 's whimsical paper 
mache cow 

self to be more of an athlete than an 
artist despite a Boston Globe Scholastic 
Art Award Honorable Mention. Like 
many at the Academy, he has discovered 
that he has a variety of talents that he 
enjoys exploring as an expression of his 
drive and creativity. 



Leo Hart is the computer art 
teacher, designer and assistant edi- 
tor of The Archon. He lives with his 
wife, son and daughter in Byfield. 



The Archon — Spring 1998 17 



Achieving Balance 



How do they do that? 



By Lee Harrell 



In March, Master Teacher 
Lee Harrell and the five 
"GDA Achievers" 
pictured on the 
cover of this 
Archon sat 
down to lunch 
and a conver- 
sation about 

the rewards of pursuing the 
many challenges here 
at the Academy. 
What follows is 
his account of 
that conversa- 
tion among 
seniors Claire 
Shearman, Dan 
Gadzuric, Mike 
Meagher and Hilary St. Jean 
and junior Sarah Willeman. 

Wall Street, Grand Central Station, 
O'Hare Airport. These are busy places. 
They have nothing on Governor Dummer 
Academy. It is nonstop, frenetic, chaotic 
and at times wearying. Yet the pulse that 
ceaselessly emanates is one of personal 
and community-wide excellence. This 
never-ending quest for improvement 
keeps the pace from owning the runners. 
Rather than settle for mediocrity, GDA 




'GDA's runners have 



formed a tight knit and 
supportive core under the 
powerful shepherding of 



Coach David Abusambra." 



hunts down success. These would be 
meaningless platitudes were it not for the 
abundant, verifying examples. The 
Academy is rife with individuals who have 
defeated the complex schedules and con- 



straints of time with intense 
vigor. Most impressively, they have 

made it look easy. When asked about 
the success of so many students, Director 
of the Afternoon Program David Hudson 
says, "Although we require everyone to 
participate, there is such a wide variety of 
activities that the diversity of our student 
body can be met in a high quality fashion." 

I had occasion to sit down and share 
lunch with several students who have 
tackled the demands of the Academy and 
the competition from other schools and 
come out on top. It was the first warm 
day of 1998 and the seven of us headed 
to Ciro's in Newburyport to have a dis- 
cussion about how to survive, succeed 
and win in this hectic life at Governor 
Dummer. 

At lunch, I wished that every cynic 
who is quick to dismiss this generation of 
young people as being shiftless and unfo- 
cused could be with us. The time I spent 
with these outstanding scholars and ath- 
letes left me feeling awed and impressed. 
Seniors Dan Gadzuric, Mike Meagher, 
Hilary St. Jean and Claire Shearman as 
well as junior Sarah Willeman were my 
lunch mates. They dizzied me with their 
array of accomplishments from Sarah's 
consistent placement in the country's 
most impressive equestrian events to 
Claire's three first place wins in both the 
ISL and New England Cross Country 
Championships. We talked about Mike's 
stellar performance as the goaltender on 
GDA's championship winning soccer 
team as well as Dan's obvious contribu- 
tion to our varsity basketball team and his 



experiences as one of the nation's top bas- 
ketball recruits. Andy bashfully told me of 
his numerous wins in Cross Country and 
track events, and I was told of Hilary's 
personal athletic accomplishments as well 
as her win of the coveted Boston Globe 
Gold Key for her ceramic piece. Everyone 
who came to the table brought tales filled 
with athletic and artistic prowess. I basked 
in their limelight and tried not to feel old. 

How are these rewards achieved? 
Only with profound self-discipline and the 
greatest of sacrifices in the areas of free 
time. These students all spoke of the great 
pressures they have felt during their years 
at GDA. They all mentioned that pride, 
satisfaction and community recognition 
make their efforts worthwhile. 

"I travel almost every weekend to 
Florida to train," said Sarah Willeman. 
These weekends are not fun and games 



"Everyone who 

came to the table, 

brought tales 



filled with athletic and 



artistic prowess 



•>•> 



but rather intensive training sessions with 
her horses Parody and Flic and Flac. Her 
days start at 6:00 a.m. and end late in the 
evening. She flies back to Boston on 
Sunday night leaving little time to prepare 
for school the following week. Despite 
these demanding constraints, Sarah main- 
tains an 'A' average at GDA, and recently 
submitted a 58-page research paper in AP 
US History. Sarah is a top competitor for 
her age in several disciplines of equestrian 
sports including hunter/jumper and equi- 
tation/subjective. Sarah must maintain 
herself as well as her horses. "Horses are 
big and strong, and I need to be ready for 
that." She must spend time lifting weights 
and practicing yoga. Although Sarah's 
'afternoon activity' is unusual and 
requires a completely different schedule, 



18 The Archon — Spring 1998 



she is expected to meet all the require- 
ments of the Academy. She does this 
without compliant. Sarah appreciates the 
support of her teachers. All have been 
understanding of her schedule, and Mr. 
Quigley and Dr. Bradley have attended 
some of the horse shows in which she 
competed. 

As runners, Hilary and Claire have 
garnered an impressive list of titles and 
prizes. Although they lament the lack of 
fan support, this group has spent many 
long afternoons exploring the backroads 
of Byfield struggling to beat Coach 
Abu's ticking stopwatch. 

Perhaps of all sports, running 
requires the greatest amount of self-dis- 
cipline, especially at the level of Claire 
Shearman. [Please see related article in 
On Campus.] In many races her greatest 
competition is herself and her previous 
times. She must work harder to beat her 
own accomplishments. I asked Claire 
about how she felt having her coaches as 
her teachers. She responded that it has 
been extremely helpful in her develop- 
ment as athlete. Pausing, she jokingly 
added, "Except when you do badly on a 
test." 

Mike Meagher agrees that he has 
enjoyed having interactions with his 
coaches both on the field and in the 
classroom. "It has worked out well, and 
the faculty support at GDA has been 
great." He found that his coaches helped 
him to find his goals and priorities. 
Mike, as both goaltender and co-captain, 
led his soccer team to the New England 
Class B Prep school tournament this 
year. Mike was named to the 



Massachusetts Prep All-State team. As a 
reward for his years of hard work, lead- 
ership and impressive scholarship, Mike 
was accepted early to Harvard 
University. 

Dan Gadzuric's athletic accomplish- 
ments at GDA have made him something 
of a local celebrity, which was evident as 
we walked through Newburyport. Dan 
led his basketball team to the New 
England championships this year. He is 
being heavily recruited by Division I col- 
leges. This young man is an impressive 



"The Academy is rife 



with individuals who 



have defeated the 



complex schedules and 



constraints of time 



with intense vigor." 



athlete in several sports. Last year he 
won the New England's in shot put and 
discus. Dan is not boastful of his accom- 
plishments and credits many adults who 
have helped him along the way. He 
reserves his highest praise, however, for 
his mother. Dan was able to show her his 
respect, love and appreciation when he 
scored his 1000th point. His mother was 




visiting from the Netherlands. "I gave 
her the ball I scored with and then I 
kissed her three times. That's a Dutch 
tradition." 

It is important to note that GDA and 
its students are not limited to success in 
the athletic and scholastic arenas. There 
are many artists who consistently pro- 
duce top notch artwork, plays, and musi- 
cal contributions. Recently, seven GDA 
students were recognized by The Boston 
Globe for outstanding artwork in the 
newspaper's 48th annual scholastic art 
awards competition. Hilary was awarded 
the Gold Key for her ceramic bowl enti- 
tled "The Regal." This highly textured 
earthen piece depicts a drowning char- 
acter reminiscent of Edvard Munch's 
"The Scream." Hilary's work stands out 
among an impressive field of artwork 
generated by students in the 'special 
activity term' portion of the afternoon 
program. This option allows students 
with specific, individual interests to 
spend their afternoons honing their skills 
and perfecting their talents. 

Governor Dummer is achieving 
excellence in so many varied forums by 
allowing its young people to push the 
envelopes of their potentials. The after- 
noon program carves a few hours each 
afternoon for intensive practice and 
coaching. However, the success comes 
from within the individuals, as I learned 
from the remarkable people who shared 
their stories over lunch. They were burst- 
ing with confidence that is strengthened 
by their experiences at GDA. 

Rather than being wearied by 
demanding schedules and high expecta- 
tions, each has risen to several occasions 
and met many successes. For 
all our wonderful facilities, 
seasoned and diverse faculty, 
and formidable history, the 
strongest link in the chain that 
binds our community together 
is our students. Their active 
engagement in all aspects of 
the GDA experience help us all 
to focus on our work and each 
other. 



The Archon — Spring 1998 19 



POLITICAL CORRECTION 

A Chapel Talk 

By Evan Trent '98 



In light of the establishment of the 
Young Conservatives Club and the ram- 
pant political debates on campus this 
year, I have taken it upon myself to speak 
on an issue that has bothered me for some 
time: political correctness. And because 
political correctness is, as Norman Mailer 
put it, "a disease of the far left," I have 
chosen to dedicate this speech to conserv- 
atives here at GDA. All five of you. 



"I have chosen 
to dedicate 
this speech 

to conservatives 
here at GDA. 

All five of you." 



First off, let's define political correct- 
ness. British novelist Doris Lessing called 
it a "heritage of communism." Andrew 
Therriault [GDA '98, founder of the 
Academy's Liberal Society], eat your 
heart out. But in truth, I think we all 
know what political correctness is; it's the 
practice of utilizing euphemisms, or at 
least modified and modernized labels, in 
place of traditional descriptions. In some 
cases these euphemisms may be more 
accurate than their predecessors, and in 
other cases they may not. Let me offer 
you an example. Our culture has recently 
adopted the term African American in 
favor of the term "black." The label 
African Americans does not refer to 5 
Libyans, Egyptians, or White South 
Africans. It does however, refer to any 
person with dark skin regardless of where 
they are from or where they live. This is 
silly. If we are going to spend time mod- 
ernizing our traditional descriptions of 
various assemblages, wouldn't it make 
sense to use accurate terminology? 

After all, the phrase "politically cor- 
rect" contains the word "correct," thus 
wouldn't it make sense to use "correct" 
terminology? Ironically enough, being 
politically correct does not entail being 
grammatically, linguistically or even logi- 
cally correct. But seeing as politics is 
really nothing more than the art of com- 
promise, I suppose it's okay to compro- 
mise grammatical and linguistic correct- 



ness just to please a handful of tree hug- 
gers...I mean, embracers of oxygen gener- 
ators. 

What I can't understand is this notion 
that race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation 
or national origin is a matter of politics. 
Isn't it ironic that liberals, those bastions 
of open mindedness, have chosen to 
redraw the lines between races, sexes and 
ethnicities by creating new and improved 
labels? It would seem to me that the most 
liberal and open minded attitude towards 
race, sex and ethnicity would be to refer 
to all individuals as human beings, rather 
than African Americans or Asian 
Americans. What's wrong with simply 
calling them Americans? Isn't that the 
most liberal definition of an inhabitant of 
our beloved nation? Political correctness 
is nothing more than hypocracy. It is a 
result of our inability to progress beyond 
racism, sexism, and prejudices of all 
forms. Rather than eliminate barriers 
between the diverse peoples of our 
nation, we have simply subdued our tradi- 
tional terminology such that we can alle- 
viate our guilt towards the injustices those 
peoples have committed against one 
another. Political correctness isn't even a 
temporary solution, because it isn't a solu- 
tion at all. It's a form of procrastination, a 



"Ironically enough, 

being politically correct 

does not entail being 

grammatically, 

linguistically or 

even logically correct." 



classically liberal formula for disaster. 

Let me offer another example. 
Political correctness has engendered the 
word "homophobia." Webster's dictionary 
defines homo as: "a combining form 
meaning 'same, identical,'" and phobia as 
"a combining form meaning 'dread of.'" 
Thus homophobia doesn't even make any 
remote mention of homosexuals. Rather, 
as P.J. O'Rourke so eloquently pointed 



out, homophobia translates to "a fear of 
having the same fear over again." Clearly 
we have become further enlightened by 
adopting a kinder and gentler vocabulary. 

Aside from all of this hair splitting, 
political correctness doesn't seem to 
achieve any particular goal. Let's look at 
a landmark implementation of liberal 



"NASA will 

no longer refer to 

'manned' flights 

but will describe the 

missions as 

'habitated.'" 



ideals. In the July 6th, 1992 issue of Time 
Magazine, Janice Castro wrote an article 
that made reference to NASA's imple- 
mentation of politically correct terminol- 
ogy: "NASA will no longer refer to 
'manned' flights but will describe the 
missions as 'habitated' and 'unhabitated,' 
or 'crewed' and 'uncrewed.'" A represen- 
tative of NASA stated, "We have been 
ordered to delete any reference by sex, on 
the grounds that 'manned' flight is innap- 
propriate whereas 'crewed' is PC." Even 
so, some sociologists are still not satis- 
fied. They prefer "space flight by human 
beings." Female astronauts find these lin- 
guistic aerobics foolish. Says one: 
"Common sense is the victim of all this 
rhetoric." 

Some say that politically correct ter- 
minology is simply less offensive. This 
conclusion is based on the assumption 
that somebody is being offended by tradi- 
tional labels. Yet in many cases, such as 
the one at NASA, the change in terminol- 
ogy isn't pleasing the alleged victims of 
traditional labels. So who is it pleasing? 
Liberals. Yes, those beloved members of 
the political system who have strayed so 
far left that they will need a compass and 
a road map to find their way back to 
Berkeley, mecca of political correctness. 

Join me as we journey into the wild 
and crazy world of the liberal. I recently 

Continued on page 47 



20 The Archon — Spring 1998 



Milestones 



Births 

Born to Jennifer and Michael Ponce '75, 
a daughter Anne, August 15, 1997 

Born to Richard and Cornelia McCarthy 

DeNey '80, a daughter, Julia Curran, 
November 20, 1997. 

Born to Thanassis and Helen MacKay- 
Smith Mazarakis '80, a son, Andreas 
Athanassios, June 22, 1997. 

Born to Gail and Peter Brandli '81, a 
son, Peter Jake, October, 1997. 

Born to Heather and Rob Breed '81, a 
daughter, Katherine Corey, November 23, 
1997. 

Born to Bill and Claire Dober Danaher 
'82, a daughter, Phoebe Eleanor, October 
14, 1997. 

Born to Kathy and John Nye '82, a 
daughter, Hannah Marie, October 14, 
1997. 

Born to William and Elizabeth Wells 
Bunten '82, a daughter, Aurora Hope, 
November 30, 1997. 

Born to Charlie and Heidi Heasley Ford 
'83, a son, Peter Weston, January 26, 
1998. 

Born to Adil and Letty Karai '83, a son, 
Alexander Daniel, May 15, 1997. 

Born to Bruce and DeDe Daley Warren 
'84, a son, Nicholas David, June 29, 
1997. 

Born to Jennifer and Eric Marshall '84, 

a daughter, Leah Elizabeth, April 18, 
1997. 

Born to Heather and Gerry Tallman'84, 

a son, Peter Cameron, February 25, 1998. 

Born to William and Karen Rybicki 
McCann '86, a daughter, Nora Kathleen, 
February 23, 1998. 

Born to Rob and Melissa Dyer 
McLallen'86, a son, Christopher George, 
February 11, 1998. 

Born to Troy and Pamela Paradee '87, a 
son, Tucker Davis, February 10, 1998. 



Born to Michele and Ric Woodie '87, a 
son, Jack, September 9, 1997. 

Born to Mollie and Taylor Twining'87, a 

daughter, Madeline, August 7, 1997. 

Born to Rick and Deana Giamette 
Boyages '88, a daughter, Noelle, 1998. 

Born to Steve and Lisa Sweeney 
Ryan'88, a daughter, Madison Leah, 
January 31, 1997. 



Deaths 

John W. Hosmer, class of 1937, died 
February 2 after a long illness. He was 
the husband of Ruth (Johnson) Hosmer, 
and lived in Exeter, NH, at the time of 
his death. He was born in Sharon to the 
late Calvin and Charlotte (Wilson) 
Hosmer. At the Academy, he served on 
the Archon board, the Milestone board, 
the Winter Dance Committee and the 
Commencement Committee. He played 
hockey and captained the tennis team. He 
graduated from Norwich University, serv- 
ing as a US Army cavalry officer in the 
Pacific Campaign during WWII. After 
the war, he owned and operated a con- 
struction firm, which built homes of his 
design. He later served as business man- 
ager of the Academy before retiring to 
Rackliff Island in Maine. Besides his 
wife of 57 years, he is survived by a son, 
John W. Hosmer, Jr.; a daughter, 
Charlotte Phelps of Chester, NH; three 
grandchildren; and a brother, Richard 
Hosmer '30 of Sharon. 

John F. "Jack" Leary, class of 1948, 
died February 25 in Naples Community 
Hospital in Florida. He was the husband 
of Mary (Crowley) Leary. A lifelong resi- 
dent of Newburyport, he also maintained 
a home in Marco Island, FL. He was 
born in Newburyport to the late Joseph F. 
and Julia (Ryan) Leary. At the Academy, 
he served on the Archon Board, the 



Milestone Board, the National War Fund 
Committee and the Red Cross Committee 
before achieving an equally distinguished 
record at Harvard. He served in the Army 
during the Korean War. He quickly estab- 
lished himself as a fixture in the business 
and civic life of Newburyport, earning 
the Distinguished Service Award from 
the Newburyport Chapter of the Jaycees 
in 1959. He owned and operated a soft 
drink bottling company and Leary's 
Spirits package store. He was a director 
of the Merchants National Bank of 
Newburyport, a corporator of both the 
Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank 
and the Institute for Savings, and a 
trustee of Anna Jaques Hospital. He was 
also a Newburyport call firefighter. In 
addition to his wife, he is survived by 
three sons, John F. Leary III '82 of 
Newburyport, Michael P. Leary '84 of 
Hampton Falls, NH, and Timothy C, 
Leary '85 of Norwell; three daughters, 
Kathleen L. Livermore '79 of Exeter, 
NH, Joanne M. Leary '81 of Winthrop, 
ME, and Mary Ann Leary of Salem, NH; 
and seven grandchildren. 

Robert H. Iglehart, faculty member dur- 
ing the 1936-37 and 1937-38 academic 
years, died January 4 after a long illness. 
He was living in Mystic, CT, at the time of 
his death. He was married to Jane 
(Whitcomb) Iglehart. After graduating 
from Middlebury College, he began his 
long career teaching French and history at 
the Academy. He later served as headmas- 
ter at the Lancaster Country Day School, 
Lancaster, PA, and the St. Mark's School 
of Texas, Dallas, TX. During WWII, he 
was a communications officer in the Navy, 
participating in the 1944 invasion of 
France as a member of General 
Eisenhower's staff. Besides his wife of 5 1 
years, he is survived by four sons, John H. 
Iglehart of Geneva, Switzerland, Stephan 
Iglehart of Charlotte, NC, Kenneth Iglehart 
of Baltimore, MD, and Whit Iglehart of 
Wallingford, CT; and seven grandchildren. 



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Pre- 



'39 



Pre-' 39 

Harold H. Audet 

Secretary 

511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3705 

(408) 373-5652 



Warren Lane '27 will be 90 years of age 
next June, and expects to attend Reunion 
'98. If he can come from Rocky Mount, 
NC, the rest of us youngsters from class- 
es in the 30's should be able to be there. 
As an aside, Warren says that in his era a 
Dude was classified as a Lounge Lizard. 
He questions the accuracy of that defini- 
tion and feels that Lounge Lizard meant a 
"girl chaser." Do any of you have a con- 
trary opinion? TJohn English '28 sent 
me a clipping about a former Master, 
Harold Poole, who is now 100 years old, 
is active and lives in Melrose. John 
remembers him as the hockey coach. 
John said that at the first practice he was 
leaning on his hockey stick and coach 
Poole knocked the stick out from under 
him and John landed prone on the ice. 
The coach's remark was, "The first lesson 
in this sport is don't lean on your stick." 
John's comment in his letter was, "It was 
a good and fair lesson too." Do any of 
you from the pre-Eames era have memo- 
ries of faculty members that would be of 
interest to those of us who entered school 
after Ted Eames became Headmaster? 
TBill Bottger '28 retired last fall and 
continues to live in Roanoke, VA. In his 
letter he didn't say how he keeps busy, 
but he did note that he goes to the YMCA 
to exercise three days a week. Bill is 
planning a trip to New England next 
summer and I hope he will be able to 
schedule it for June and attend Reunion 
'98. This year his class will celebrate 
their 70th. My class will celebrate our 
60th. TLast October Jim McClellan '28 
made an extended trip to Scotland and 
visited the part of the countryside where 
his family came from. On the trip he 
explored from the Orkneys to Hadrian's 
Wall. TJim Huxtable (Lower School 
'31) is spending the winter in central 
California away from the storms of upper 
New York State. Jim is one of the few 
alums who attended grade school at GDA 
and did not stay on for his secondary 
school education. In a future Class letter, 
I'll try to give you some information on 
that era. TDudley Follansbee '36 has 
been living in Maine since he retired 20 



years ago. The good life he lives includes 
skiing in the winter and cruising on his 
yawl in the summer. TReceived a note 
from James Dodge '40 telling me that 
his brother William Dodge '36 now 
resides in an assisted living home in 
Westerly, RI. Bill would like to hear from 
his old classmates. His address is: ELMS, 
22 Elm Street, Westerly, RI 02891. 
T After 14 years in office, Rupe Neily 
'36 has resigned as Treasurer of Lincoln 
County, ME. He will continue to be 
active as an exclusive buyers agent pro- 
viding service in the area from 
Brunswick to Camden, ME. TTom 
Logan '36 and his wife Stuie have given 
up their home in Springfield, OH, and 
now live in Andover, MA. The move puts 
them closer to two of their daughters. 
Tom spent his working life in the insur- 
ance business, and owned his own 
agency in Springfield. TLast June Don 
Kirkpatrick '37 made a trip to Scotland 
and visited the town of Kirkpatrick which 
has a population of 643. Don's ancestors 
came to North America from that area, 
but he was unable to locate any long lost 
relatives in Scotland. From his note it 
would seem that he was unable to find 
the castle that had once belonged to the 
clan Kirkpatrick. TChuck Somerby '37 
sent a long letter full of praises and the 
wonders of living in the Florida Pan 
Handle. In one paragraph he wrote about 
a proposal to cut that area off of the rest 
of the state. It sounded familiar because 
every two or three years a proposition 
comes up to split California into two or 
three states. While waiting for the split, 
Chuck and his wife Dori continue to be 
very active in the county historical soci- 
ety. TEd Murphy '37 worked as a 
banker for many years and retired from 
that industry in 1976. At that point in his 
career he became a ski instructor in 
Vermont and wrote for his local newspa- 
per about ten years. He and his wife 
Elizabeth moved to Cape Neddick, ME. 
His youngest daughter was a member of 
the first class to enroll girls at GDA. 
TPersonally, I regret the passing of the 
goose quill pen, and most of my reading 
dates back to the Romans. Cliff Sinnett 
'38 is prodding me into the modern era of 
e-mail. He does bring up the question of 
how many of you use e-mail? If you do, 
Cliff would like to hear from you. If you 
can send me your electronic address, I'll 
add them to the class lists that I get from 



Byfield. TGordon Ellis '38 has given up 
his business of brokering packaged 
asphalt. From now on he will concentrate 
on volunteer work in the Meridian, MS, 
area. TSeveral alums have written to 
confirm my belief that during our day the 
school was listed as being in South 
Byfield. However, nobody has been able 
to tell me how or when that address got 
started. I believe that the last issue of The 
Archon used the South Byfield address, 
but I wouldn't bet any money on it. It's 
another bit of historical minutes for us 
old alums to look into. 



'39 



'39 

Donald W. Stockwell 

Secretary 

8 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 



Once again my appeal for response from 
more of you fell on deaf ears. If it wasn't 
for my regulars, we would lose our cher- 
ished position as the oldest class to have 
a separate column. We would then be rel- 
egated to Harold Audet' s Old Timers cat- 
egory. Heaven forbid! THank Payson 
went by the school recently and confirms 
my sentiment on how it has changed. 
Those of you who haven't seen what has 
taken place in recent years wouldn't 
believe. Although Hank thinks he's get- 
ting too old and crotchety, he still has the 
old spark and indicates he hopes to get 
back in '99 for our 60th. TJohn Klotz 
continues his merry way around the globe 
with trips to Florida for golf and tennis as 
well as Paris for the French Open in May 
and the Riviera, Cannes, Nice and Cap 
D' Antibes in June. His golf game has 
been helped by his new Hogan irons. 
He's hoping to challenge Tom Tenney in 
Ponte Vedra, FL, in April. That should be 
the battle of the century. TAlthough Tom 
Tenney says he has nothing to report, if 
John Klotz comes calling I expect a 
report following their get together. I 
anticipate two versions of what took 
place. Tom bemoans the fact that he has- 
n't seen a soul with the rain and cold 
weather. I hope John does knock on his 
door as this should brighten up the 
Tenney household. TJohn Dunlap, 
another one of my regulars, has a 50th 
reunion at Bowdoin College coming up 
in June. He spent a couple of months this 
past winter in Fort Myers Beach and 



22 The Archon — Spring 1998 



made contact with a number of his col- 
lege classmates. By now he'll be back in 
Maine and, although he says nothing too 
exciting to report, we know his summer 
will be active. Although sometimes he 
forgets what class he was in at GDA, he 
keeps me informed on a regular basis so 
it must be '39. T Johnny Koslowski says 
not much change in the Kos household 
but he is getting a lot of enjoyment fol- 
lowing his two grandsons who are play- 
ing sports for Winchester H.S. and who 
came in second in the Middlesex league. 
Kos is now looking forward to the boys 
playing baseball this spring. 
Unfortunately, his Dartmouth reunion is 
the same weekend as GDA this June. 
Hopefully he'll be with us at our 60th 
next year. TNow for Phil Simpson, my 
partner for the past several reunions, who 
seems to take me to task on a regular 
basis for not sending him a stamp for his 
reply card. How cheap can you get? 
Camping out in Kissimmee, FL, for the 
winter, he notes that the devastating tor- 
nado missed him by only seven miles. 
The weather has been wet and cold but 
relief is in sight because after spending a 
week in the Dominican Republic he will 
be returning to Maine in May. However, 
he will be cleaning up the mess caused 
by the damaging ice storm that hit north- 
ern New England this past winter. 
Hopefully he will be in shape to enter 
into a little extra curricular activity at the 
June reunion. TAs for your secretary, a 
two-week stay in Salobrena, Spain, early 
in March gave me the impetus to jot 
down these news notes of our classmates 
doings. A report of our activities at our 
59th, provided it passes censorship, will 
be coming your way in the fall issue of 
The Archon. In the meantime, have a 
great summer and tell me all about it for 
the next issue. 



'40 



'40 

William H. Torrey 

Secretary 

112 Fire Island Avenue 

Babylon, NY 11702 

(516)669-4339 



Dave Gearhart reports the birth on 
January 23rd, of his fourth grandchild, 
Rebecca. As of February, Dave came out 
of retirement filling the vacancy of St. 
Paul's Church where he was Rector from 
1957 to 1965. As no one remembers his 
sermons, he is surviving. TJoanne and 
Bob Goodspeed are living in Florida but 
return to New Hampshire for the summer 
months. Bob is playing golf again and is 



slowly gaining on it. His office is on 
Singer Island, FL, about ten miles from 
his home at PGA National at Palm Beach 
Gardens. He spends five to six hours a 
day at his leather business. He and 
Joanne will be attending leather shows 
this year in London, Paris and Miami, but 
most of his business is done by fax and 
800 number. TBill Little's younger son 
has moved to Newbury, and now Bill is 
hoping to visit GDA. He's been retired 
for nine years, travels and is busy as 
Trustee of Church School, V.P of Alumni 
Association. TGeorge Stobie and his 
wife Patricia are now living on Kiawha 
Island, SC, and George plays golf almost 
daily. Patricia is a tennis buff. They are 
enjoying good health but moving slower 
and smelling the roses. A few weeks each 
summer are spent at Waynesville Country 
Club, NC. "It's a dull life but a happy 
one," so he says. TLarry Van Doren's 
proximity to the site of the world's great- 
est flower show (Philadelphia) and dog 
show (NYC) makes living in new Jersey 
almost tolerable (just kidding - been 
there 77 years). TKing Dowse is a resi- 
dent volunteer at West Chicago Terrace. 
TNorm Quint sends greetings from 
Wolfeboro, NH. He has had a fairly mild 
winter except for a terrible ice storm in 
January, but says that's the way it is in 
New England. He and his wife Pat are in 
fair health and took their annual stay in 
the Islands for the month of February. 
They had great snorkeling and great 
weather (88 degrees average). Norm says 
hello to Sandy Young and also his best to 
John Koslowski '39. He says it's really 
nice and quiet in Wolfeboro in the winter. 
He hopes all is well with the Class of '40. 
▼Bob Little writes that he and his wife, 
Jeanne, are well and still quite active, still 
doing contract research work. They just 
returned from a pleasurable business trip 
to Chile and Peru to find the California 
central Valley ready to plant for the 1998 
tomato season. Thus his work will soon 
be in full gear. He sends his best to his 
classmates. TBest regards to all and 
hope all is well with the Class of '40. 



'41 



'41 

R. Andrew Little 

Secretary 

146 Fincks Basin Road 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

(315) 823-1662 



capitalistic system. My wife did the 
financial work while I worked on engi- 
neering production problems. They need 
all the help they can get." VEd Flynn: 
"Enjoying good health. Reading the latest 
'Dedication' issue of The Archon and the 
great things our wonderful leadership is 
making happen at GDA. We are off to 
'The Masters' next week." T Andrew 
Little: "Unfortunately, Esther passed 
away on February 7." ▼Jim Monroe: 
"Home base is still in the Cincinnati area, 
although moved into a condo across the 
Ohio River in Covington, NY. Have 
gloated over the weather reports else- 
where, as we have spent a couple of 
months in glorious Palm Desert, CA. 
Their idea of a rain storm is when the 
rain drops are one inch apart on your 
sidewalk." YPaul Morgan: "On March 
2, 1998, 1 had the supreme pleasure of 
attending a reception at Buckingham 
Palace for recipients of the Queen's 
Award for exports. I was pleased to 
report to her Majesty that my great 
grandfather had imported to the USA 
from England the first continuous rolling 
mill for steel in 1867. He started his own 
rolling mill engineering company in 
1888. In 1900, when President of the 
American Society of Mechanical 
Engineers, he met Queen Victoria in the 
garden of Windsor Castle. I suggested 
that venerable legacies should get togeth- 
er at least once a century. She smiled 
beautifully and approvingly." TGuy 
Nichols: "On February 7 my wife, 
Christine, and I celebrated our 50th wed- 
ding anniversary. Joining us were chil- 
dren from Denver, Fort Wayne and 
Cincinnati, as well as relatives from 
Michigan and Texas. It was a wonderful 
reunion." 



'42 



'42 

Seward E. Pomeroy 

Secretary 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602 

(508) 752-7469 



Neal Cox: "Spent five very interesting 
weeks in the Ukraine as a volunteer 
(Rotary, IESC) working with an iron 
foundry trying to cope with the emerging 



Continuing with our grandchildren. I 
commented last time about the large 
number of responses this topic had 
drawn. What also surprised me, was the 
speed with which replies came in... one 
card made it almost by return mail. Well, 
here are the rest of the cards we received. 
TJason Starr has eight grandchildren, 
four boys and four girls ranging in ages 
from eight to 18. They all live nearby 
(Jason is still in Newton, of course), and 
naturally he sees them regularly, taking in 



The Archon — Spring 1998 23 




Patriots games and visiting museums 
among other activities. TBill Hill's 
grandchildren are one boy and four girls 
who are ages range from four to 17. They 
are divided between Texas and 
Connecticut. The Texans he sees about 
once a year, the New Englanders about 
every three to four months. His activities 
with his grandchildren include "boating, 
beaching, travel and minding our own 
business as to parenting." Good activi- 
ties! A subsequent note from the Hills at 
Christmas time revealed that they are 
moving permanently to Maine this spring 
to a retirement community in Topsham. 
One of its benefits is being only two 
miles from the Bowdoin College campus. 
Bill adds that this provides "lots of things 
to do, classmates moving back, seminars, 
volunteering, 20 miles to Popham Beach, 
etc., etc. And closer to GDA." TNice and 
very newsy card from Bob Kelly. His 
seven grandchildren include three boys 
and four girls, whose ages range from 12 
to 20. They are an active group into soc- 
cer, baseball, basketball, volleyball and 
swimming. They all live within 54 miles, 
three within six miles, so Bob and 
Theresa get to see them frequently. "We 
attend their games, take them on vaca- 
tions to the Cape. We frequently attend 
Red Sox games at Fenway and 
Pawtucket. Their grandmother and I are 
very supportive of them and hope to con- 
tinue our close-knit family functions as 
they frequently occur." THumphrey 
Simson's seven grandchildren consist of 
five boys and two girls, ranging in ages 
from five to 21. His grandkids are also 
into a lot of sports activities including 
soccer, sailing, figure skating and 
Olympic skiing. He sees his Connecticut 
grandchildren on a regular basis, but the 
ones in Minnesota less frequently. TTed 
Stitt's grandchildren number nine and are 
four boys and five girls. Their ages run 
from three years to 18, and the older ones 
are into soccer, bowling, softball, golf 
and football. They all live in New 
England, so in the summer he gets to see 
them very regularly; in the winter it's 
Thanksgiving and Christmas. His main 
activity with all of them is "lots of Tender 
Loving Care." Ted and Joy expect to be 
in Florida until May when they will 
return to New Hampshire for the warmer 
part of the year. TJohn Mortimer has 
seven grandchildren, ages three to 14, 
and they are four boys and three girls. 

24 The Archon — Spring 1998 



Their sports activities include soccer and 
baseball. Some of the kids are as far as 
3,000 miles away, so they get to see them 
only a couple of times a year. The others, 
living nearer, John and Hilda see more 
often. TDave Jarvis sent in a card list- 
ing seven grandchildren, nine months of 
age to 1 1 years. They are one boy and six 
girls. They all live in Massachusetts and 
he sees them frequently. Dave is still on 
Cape Cod. TFinally, our own grandchil- 
dren number five, four boys and one girl. 
The oldest two live in Roanoke, VA, and 
they are active in soccer, basketball and 
baseball. Our one girl plays in the school 
band and is the 12-year-old. The other 
three are from one year to four years, and 
haven't reached the sports ages yet. They 
are located in Massachusetts. We see 
them frequently, and the Virginia kids we 
see there once or twice a year, and they 
come up to Rhode Island to our summer 
cottage in the summer. TBy the time you 
receive this, we should be well into 
spring and nearing summer. Have a good 
one. More from this correspondent in the 
fall. 



'43 



'43 

Benjamin B. Brewster 

Secretary 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360 

(508) 746-1306 



55th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Decius Veasey: "Enjoying the winter in 
my usual winter quarters on Captiva 
Island, FL. 'Tween Waters Inn is a great 
address for 'snowbirds'." 



'44 



'44 

Steven K. Kauffman 

Secretary 

137 Jefferson's Hundred 

Williamsburg, VA 23185-8910 

(757) 220-9013 

merlin @ widomaker.com 



Nathaniel Dummer says that he and 
Millie have finally joined the ranks of 
grandparents. Their son, Dean, was mar- 
ried last July in GDA's Moseley Chapel 
and they became instant grandparents of 
a four-year-old girl. June fourth the 
Dummers are celebrating their 50th wed- 
ding anniversary. Congratulations to you 



both. TLast spring Jim Waugh had the 
honor of having a ball field named for 
him. He says our grandsons now have 
two hallowed fields on which to pursue 
the national pastime - Navins Field at 
GDA and Waugh Field at Lawrenceville. 
He says Buster's and his lifetime batting 
averages are available only on request 
and will be mailed in plain brown 
envelopes. THomer Gibbs spent two 
months in Marathon in the Florida Keys 
and then returned to Southport, ME, in 
early April. February in Florida was 
unusually windy which kept small boats 
close to shore. TJohn "Pinky" 
Whitney is still looking to hear from 
Jim Eaton. Pinky finds it almost impos- 
sible to believe that in 1997 his grand- 
daughter, after much soul searching and 
looking at several schools, and with no 
influence from her father, Randy 
Whitney '70, or her grandfather 
(Heavens No!), decided to go to GDA. 
So they are "working up the ladder in 
generations attending the Academy!!" 



'45 



'45 

Richard A. Cousins 

Secretary 

7 1 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-4542 



Dave Barnard is studying again. 
"Continuing education courses are the 
order of the day so as to maintain state 
real estate broker's and also appraisal 
licenses. This has to be done every three 
years or you lose your meal ticket. 
Looking forward to spring and a little 
free time in Naples, ME, on Brandy 
Pond." TArch Kingsley writes, "My 
son Arch was champion jockey for the 
National Steeplechase Association. He is 
the second highest money winner of all 
time, having ridden horses winning 
$603,000 in 1997." TWarren Furth 
reports, "I was the keynote speaker at the 
All-Iberca Conference on U.S. 
Government Services for American 
Citizens Living Abroad, in Seville, 
Spain, from March 5 to 7, 1998, spon- 
sored by the American Club of Seville. 
About a hundred Americans participat- 
ed." I hope you all saw Warren's picture 
on page 44 of the winter issue of The 
Archon. Wish that we could all age so 
gracefully. TBrad Roberts continues 
his active working life. "I am still heavi- 
ly involved with the University of 



Nevada in a number of capacities. The 
most time consuming is my role as 
Chairman of the Nevada Small Business 
Development Center Network. It is fun to 
be involved, to contribute and to be 
appreciated. I am also having fun writing 
a book on my 50 years in advertising. 
Hope all is well with you and look for- 
ward to seeing you in 2000." TDon 
Palais had his 70th birthday in March, 
and his daughter Lisa '76 gave a lunch in 
his honor at her home in Newburyport. 
Don's family was there including his 
brother Dick '48 and sons Jon '78 and 
Matthew '79. Among the guests were 
Stan Hamel and Harriet and Lee Noyes, 
making a strong GDA contingent. Happy 
birthday, Don, and all good wishes." 



'46 



'46 

George E. Duffy II 

Secretary 

2332 Chrysanthemum Street 

Tucson, AZ 85737 

(520)825-4710 



To begin with, I received too late for the 
last Archon a sad note from Bill Safford. 
Bill's wife Edith died last June after a 
four and a half year battle with lung can- 
cer and a brain tumor. Bill, your class- 
mates extend profound sympathies. Bill 
has moved to a retirement community six 
miles from Myrtle Beach, SC. His new 
address is: 148 Myrtle Trace Drive, 
Conway, SC 29526. Tit was great to hear 
from Alan Carpenter, who was with us 
from '42 to '44 when he transferred to 
Moses Brown. Married for 45 years but 
now a widower, Alan has three "sports 
minded sons" and an unstated number of 
grandchildren. Retired and writing from 
Sudbury, MA, Alan's plans call for more 
golf, fresh water fishing and "maybe my 
first trip to GDA in well over 50 years." 
He sends regards to all from "one of the 
local day-boys!" TBob Hadley writes 
with pride of his three new granddaugh- 
ters - Maya, Roseanne and Rosa. He has 
a part-time ministry at the First Parish 
Church in Fitchburg, MA. Plus a small 
B&B in Provincetown, MA, plus a rental 
combo. His note concludes, "Things are 
great. Best regards to you and every- 
body!" TBob Waugh, our faithful corre- 
spondent in Harwich Port, MA, sent 
along the following: "All is well with 
travel high on the priority list. Enjoyed 
trips to Italy, the West Coast and Hawaii 
this past year. Debby (my bride for the 



last 43 years) and I are adding living 
space to our six bedroom 1 829 Cape Cod 
house in Harwichport to make more room 
for our four children, their spouses and 12 
grandchildren - the oldest is at St. 
Lawrence University. Looking forward to 
future reunions. Our 50th was great." 
TWarren Hill takes the prize as my most 
frequent and droll correspondent. His latest 
is reprinted in its entirety. I used to think I 
had a pretty far-reaching memory, but 
Warren has me barely functioning. Here 
goes. . .. "Remember. . . Charlie Wood 
booming out 65 yard punts in practice? 
Mac McKenna stopping a puck with his 
nose (or doin' whatever it took to win?). Al 
Teals's stick handling? Aggie Davis eye- 
balling the piece of cardboard used for a 
chest protector by the aged goalie of 'The 
Murph's' old-men-of-Boston lacrosse 
club. . .to whom we lost? Migel's battles on 
the mat punctuated in Spanish. Paul 
Withington's spirit going onto and coming 
off the field. . .talk about adrenaline] 
Gordy Hoyt roaring back up court after 
one of my errant passes? Nick Martin's 
persistence on the court while Bots 
'whooped-it-up' from the stands. Keith 
Johnson's Chessy Cat smiles when that 
All-State football and baseball star in 
Maine was praised as a basketball player in 
Massachusetts? Baseball captain Jimmy 
Waugh forcing a change in coaching 
assignments? Saturday night movies when 
Malcolm von Saltza brought his sister? 
Stan Weil scoring ten in overtime? Those 
were fun years. I've still got a few older 
heroes, but I'm gravitating to Tiger, 
Martina, Tara, Picabo, Bill Gates and oth- 
ers, now. I hear more about them. Too bad 
we don't stay in touch better. They were 
great guys then and I'm sure they are now. 
TFm still getting two cups out of a tea 
bag. Confidence in the economy is reflect- 
ed in equipment sales. Working with broth- 
er to bring a new personal Rapid Transit 
System to market. Got in a little skiing. 
Otherwise, not much is new. Just plodding 
along happily. Warm regards." Warren 
would be a superb Class Secretary, don't 
you agree? TSo long for now. Hope your 
spring and summer are pleasant. See you 
in Fenway Park in October for the Fall 
Classic!! (Hope springs eternal!) 



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'47 

Samuel C. Gwynne, Jr. 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 2 

East Falmouth, MA 02536 

(508) 548-4775 



Perhaps it's because so many classmates 
turned out for our 50th last June that the 
assumption exists that we are all "talked 
out," and there's no need to submit items 
for Class Notes. Or, perhaps it's because so 
many classmates are now retired full-time 
and every day does not bring a new grand- 
child or a new condo in Vail or a new resi- 
dence in Hilton Head or a return from a 
tour of the British Isles. Or, perhaps it's 
because so many of us are heavily 
involved with planning for our 50th 
Reunion with our college class. Or, per- 
haps it's because classmates were totally 
overwhelmed by the literary style of Lenny 
Scumwage, who penned the class letter 
requesting news for this issue of The 
Archon - and Scumwagian prose has been 
known to have such an effect. Whatever 
the reason, the response to the most recent 
request for news for The Archon has been 
lighter than usual. We do, however, have 
some news of interest, so please - no, 
make that please - submit some news of 
yourself when the next Class letter comes 
your way. It does not have to be earthshak- 
ing news. Homer Ambrose once sent 
along an entry just to let his classmates 
know that he enjoys waiting for the rubbish 
truck to come down his street because that 
meant it was Thursday and that meant that 
the weekend was close at hand. Come on, 
now, every classmate must have something 
equally non-earth-shaking. TWord from 
Danny Hall says that he has completed his 
new home in Duxbury, constructed on the 
site of his former dwelling which he 
knocked down. (Dan gets the Class of 
1947 Phoenix Award for that.) TBill 
Pierce, for many years an alumni officer of 
Amherst's Class of 1951, had another ses- 
sion with an aneurysm - and we hope his 
convalescence is brief and complete. Bill's 
daughter Jennifer has just opened a Baskin 
Robbins shop in the Dunwoodie section of 
Atlanta and promises a free sample to any 
'47 classmate passing through. THope to 
see many of you at 1948's 50th in June. 
Let's gather for the lunch-on-the-lawn on 
Saturday, June 13, following the Glee Club 
concert. 



The Archon — Spring 1998 25 




'48 



'48 
S. Kenneth Bruce, Jr. 
Secretary 
1299 Foxfire Lane 
Naples, FL 34104 
(941) 643-7746 

50th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Hope you have your registrations in by 
now. Our participation looks great for a 
fantastic 50th. Bill Quattrocchi: "It was 
good talking on the phone recently with 
Tom Magoun and Bob Hill in connec- 
tion with our forthcoming 50th Reunion. 
Can hardly believe it! Sorry, I won't be in 
attendance, but I wish you all a wonder- 
ful weekend. We've sold our home in 
Summit and are moving to our Highland 
Beach, FL, house. Hoping to return to 
Lake Sunapee, NH, during the summer 
where my mom and dad owned a home 
long ago." 



'49 



'49 

Archer B. des Cognets 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 654 

Williamstown, MA 01267 

(413) 458-8382 



The following are class notes for the 
Class of '49. The last year of the 
Millenium - 1999 - June 11, 12, 13 - 
mark your calendar! THad a nice note 
from Ed Veasey who not only volun- 
teered his services for Reunion, but also 
the facilities of his health club - 
Cedardale, if any classmates are interest- 
ed. He and Gordie Price are still playing 
tennis - impressive! TJake Brown's 
response was somewhat illegible but if I 
got the gist of it he was challenging me 
to a golf match this summer. It's summer 
here in the southern hemisphere and I 
have been playing a lot of golf, Jake, so 
get ready. TLetters from Tom Emery 
and Irv Grossman overlapped in as 
much as they were together in San Diego. 
Both have evidenced considerable inter- 
est in Reunion and helping to organize. 
They also did the golf thing and I think 
Tom met his match. TAs for yours truly, 
we just completed a six-day hike in the 
Craddle Mountain area of Tasmania. 
Breath-taking views. Snow, hail, rain, 
high winds - we had it all — even some 
sunshine. I am planning to attend 
Reunion this June to see how it works 



and get some ideas for 1999. Hopefully 
some other '49ers will be able to join 
me." 



'50 



'50 

Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 

Secretary 

1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769 

(508) 252-6482 



Not surprisingly, the first to respond to 
my most recent plea for personal news 
was Tim Greene, our stalwart leader 
whose efforts go well beyond the job 
description of Class Agent. Tim and 
Debbie have been renting a house in 
Harwichport on Cape Cod for the winter, 
spending weekends there. TThe next 
card, appropriately enough, was from 
Dave Yesair, recently retired co-Class 
Agent, but no less responsible for the for- 
tunes of our loyal band. Dave attended 
the December GDA reunion at the 
Harvard Club in Boston along with Tim. 
They both enjoyed conversations with 
Jack Deering '47. Dave met several 
classmates of his daughter, Karen Yesair 
'74, and grandson Kavy Yesair '96. Dave 
concluded by writing, "I will have anoth- 
er grandchild, Tania, graduating in the 
year 2000, our 50th Reunion. I am look- 
ing forward to seeing every classmate in 
2000." Let's not disappoint Dave. 
TMoose Hershey checked in from 
Savannah with news that he and Brenda 
had taken their 40 foot boat Vamoose up 
to Buffalo and back via ocean, inter- 
coastal waterway, Hudson River, Barge 
and Oswego Canals, Lake Ontario and 
Welland Canal. "Had a wonderful trip. 
Friends, grandson and daughter joined us 
for segments. Especially enjoyed the 
view of NYC from Jersey marina at 
night, Hudson River and Thousand 
Islands. Wow!" In addition, Moose had 
the good fortune to be visited by Calvine 
and Charlie Bowen in November. "Had 
a great time. Super guys." TTim Greene 
did his usual superb job of gathering 
class news while encouraging support for 
GDA at a February phonathon. The fol- 
lowing messages came from Tim. 
T"Have recently returned from an eight- 
week vacation in Greece and southern 
France," reported Don Bishop. 
"Highlight of the trip was two weeks on 
the island of Crete." Don has cut back his 
real estate business to part time. Polly is 



taking a break from her pottery business. 
With houses on the Cape rented, they 
plan to spend spring and summer seasons 
on their boat. A sail down the Atlantic 
coast is planned, with stops in Eastern 
Shore of Maryland to visit George 
Tulloch, Savannah with the Hershey 's, 
and Bill Rex in Jacksonville. "Count me 
in for the Class of '50 gathering April 
28th in Mansfield," concluded Don. 
T"We have been enduring the rainy 
effects of El Nino in southern 
California," said Denny Engs. "I have 
been busy consulting in the human 
resources field, but my real love is 
wilderness outings in the mountains and 
on the desert. My Sierra Club member- 
ship keeps me in shape leading hikes." 
Denny received a picture of himself at 
GDA in the radio club, which he cannot 
recall, but he does have his calendar 
marked for June 2000 in Byfield. TCarl 
Glaser remarked that, "I have been 
spending time with my grandchildren, 
now numbering six. The youngest, two 
and four, are nearby." Carl is active in the 
Episcopal Church and volunteers to inter- 
view welfare cases at a nearby Catholic 
Church, which he finds very rewarding. 
He would like to hear from Tony 
Brockelman, as would many others of 
us. Y'Tm mostly retired, traveling 
around the country visiting children and 
grandchildren," commented Mai 
Robertson. "My son recently moved 
from Texas to North Carolina, so that was 
one stop. Rita and I spent three weeks in 
Hawaii, including Maui. Tried to locate 
Hoppy Damon without success. Where 
is he hiding? Talked to Willy Nordwind 
who winters in Scotsdale, AZ." TBob 
Squire's travel business is still full time, 
but he gets away to Amalfi, Italy, for 
three weeks every year. "It's become our 
second home. We leave clothes there to 
lighten our suitcases." TPete Yates had 
heart by-pass surgery in 1995, but has 
recovered nicely. "My son has twin 
daughters, age three and a half, so we 
make frequent visits to help out with the 
baby sitting." YFrom Bill Fletcher came 
news that he and Tim Greene plan to get 
together to compare notes on respective 
trips to Russia last year. "Perhaps our 
visit will include a glass of Wodka!" 
TTim called me the night of the 
phonathon to say that he had just talked 
with Len Beck and gave me the number. 
Len and I had a lengthy conversation, our 



26 The Archon — Spring 1998 



first since college days at Wesleyan and 
Trinity. It was great to catch up on nearly 
50 years of news and also to replay a few 
events from GDA days. Len lives in Palm 
Beach, but summers in the Hamptons. He 
has five children, two boys who were into 
football, one made the NFL with Houston 
for a short time. I found that Len, in addi- 
tion to his bustling real estate business, 
had done some football coaching and 
scouted for Florida State. Although he 
has daughters in Singapore and San 
Diego and a condo in Spain for Ryder 
Cup purposes, Len is staying close to 
home because of a long-term bout with 
cancer. He sounded great and really made 
my evening. TA card from Ansel Davis 
indicated his intent to be with the 
SENEGDA'50 group in Mansfield in 
April. We are now organizing car pools. 
▼Dave Esty's usual February Valentine 
card indicates him to be "under class." In 
spite of that, he manages to be very 
active. Count on Dave for Mansfield on 
April 28th. YHenry Staley is "keeping 
extremely busy managing my private 
investments and serving as a trustee for a 
multiple of family-related trusts. I'm 
dividing my time between Decatur, IL, 
where I spend the spring and fall and 
Kapalua, Maui, where I reside in the win- 
ter and summer. It's like having the best 
of both worlds." It certainly is, Henry. 
Nice work if you can get it. ▼ Another 
year has passed and Carl Glaser has fin- 
ished his fourth season as Santa at a local 
mall. "A real pleasure. Maybe GDA 
should have a Santa 101 course. We 
enjoy our RV, off to Arizona and southern 
California. Thank God we enjoy good 
health. YDick Patton "just got back 
from a few days on the ski slopes at 
Mammoth Lakes, CA. Gordon Price '49 
and Ed Veasey '49 came out with spous- 
es from Massachusetts to join me. 
Fantastic feasts of food and wine. Sold 
the bank which closes in April. My new 
career, aside from skiing, will be the con- 
sultant that nobody wants to listen to." 
Dick added news about Tulloch and 
Bishop already provided above. ▼Just 
before going to press, from Dave 
Hershey came news that business has 
gotten in the way of pleasure. He had 
planned to be in Mansfield on April 28th, 
but now must be in Detroit. "Still toiling 
away and loving it." Life has been good. 
"Two grand boys, two grand girls, cost- 
ing a grand here and there." We'll pro- 
vide the date and location for our fall 
gathering of the SENEGDA'50 group, 
Dave. TRick Greenwood had a lens 



implanted in his left eye a year ago. He 
had the other eye done this February. He 
is grateful for the technology that makes 
it possible for him to only have to wear 
glasses for reading. He hopes to attend 
the next SENEGDA'50 meeting. TOn a 
personal note, my family will gather in 
Charlotte, NC, for our son's wedding on 
March 28th. It will be like a spring 
Thanksgiving. My second, and last, 
retirement will take place on July 1st, as I 
pass the baton at St. Michael's Country 
Day School in Newport, RI. I look for- 
ward to more time for travel, hobbies, 
family and friends. Ylf you can find the 
January, 1998, issue of Private School 
Administrator you will be interested in 
the cover story on GDA entitled, New 
Direction for an Old School. It talks 
about curricular reform and ambitious 
new buildings in eleven full pages of 
very impressive support for what Peter 
Bragdon and his team have accom- 
plished. It makes one proud and eager to 
get back for the celebration of our 50th, 
Byfield in 2000. 



'51 



'52 



'51 

Fred H. Barrows III 

Secretary 

136 Hope Street 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401)254-1909 

Howard C. Reith, Jr. 

Secretary 

7 Appaloosa Lane 

South Hamilton, MA 01982 

(508) 468-0203 



'52 

Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 

Secretary 

5C Independence Way 

Glover Landing 

Marblehead, MA 01945 

(781)631-4785 



Ed Carter: "After 37 years I abandoned 
the respected, button-down life of a New 
Hampshire community banker and fled to 
the wilds of Arizona. I have fallen in with 
evil companions and we hustle the winter 
'snowbirds' on the local golf courses." 
TSteve Shohet: "Geraldine and I have 
bought the Chateau Tivoli, a Victorian 
bed and breakfast inn in the middle of 
San Francisco. It is a landmark 1892 
mansion in the historic Alamo Square 
district, lovingly restored by the previous 
owners and sporting a 22 color paint job! 



We can be found on the web at 222. city- 
search, com/sfo/chateautivoli. I have not 
yet retired from the laboratory; I'm still 
fascinated by the red cell membrane. I 
also collect antique cameras (over 2,000) 
and grandchildren (six going on nine, all 
under five). I will be happy to discuss 
either collection with classmates. Finally, 
we have recently purchased Genie's 
mom's summer home in Buzzards Bay, 
so we are now legitimately bi-coastal." 
TFred Smith: "I currently have seven 
grandkids and another expected in June 
of this year. On top of the major league 
effort, I have one daughter still unmarried 
so this should be a pace-setter for the 
class." TGuy Tudor: "Last Sunday I 
was hanging out at the Central Park Zoo 
in Manhattan. (These days I am far from 
shy and often start conversations with 
total strangers.) Anyway, by a cage, I 
hear a woman say to her two young sons, 
'Oh, just like up at Big Moose' . . .or 
something similar. (Can't help myself) - I 
turn to the woman and say, 'Is that Big 
Moose Lake in the Adirondacks?' She 
confirms same, and I press on. 'Say, 
would you know a Quimby family up 
there?' She gives me a startled look and 
replies, 'Why, we just bought a house 
from them!' She followed up with a tan- 
gled family history (which I didn't fol- 
low), but what I understood was that she 
had bought their old summer camp on the 
lake, and they had built a new one - or 
something like that. Well, I guess Howard 
would know who she is. Small World, 
eh? She went on about how her boys 
loved it up there and were really getting 
into nature, etc. I also brought up the 
famous An American Tragedy story (I 
remember Howard's account well). She 
replied, 'Oh, yes, it's the biggest subject 
at the lake - almost a tourist attraction!'" 



'53 



'53 

William C. Pinkham 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 369 

Glenmoore, PA 19343 

(610) 942-3273 

sbpinkham@aol.com 



I 



45th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 



Word from George Cowles that he final- 
ly retired after 40 years in the workforce, 
37 of them at Bankers Trust Company, 
managing other corporations' pension 
funds. As for how things are going, 
George says, "We love retirement!" 
Thanks, George... make us all envious. 



The Archon — Spring 1998 27 



Class Notes 



Unfortunately, George doesn't think they 
will be able to make the 45th Reunion. 
They will have just returned from Turkey 
and will be preparing for a trip to 
Calgary, Banff and Lake Louise, and then 
on to Great Falls, MO, for the Lewis and 
Clark Heritage Trail Annual Meeting. 
TDon Tracy writes, "A hurried note 
from a tax preparer. ..." He's having his 
busiest year yet and is getting lots of new 
clients with no advertising. The new tax 
laws have folks making an extra effort to 
keep on the right side of the IRS. Don's 
biggest secular success in the past year 
was to file late returns for a client for 
1985-1996 and get the IRS to waive 
every penalty. . .. So some of you may 
want to talk to Don at Reunion. Only one 
of Don's six kids is still at home, and he's 
just taking his driver's license. So stay 
alert if you're driving in the Maine 
coastal areas. Don and his wife are head- 
ed to France for two weeks to visit 
friends in May. Seems like the travel bug 
has bitten our class. ▼Joe Hill says that, 
"Life is good!" Joe and his wife Libby 
celebrated 33 years of marriage this year. 
Their three kids have flown to Hong 
Kong, New York City and Philadelphia. 
No retirement in sight for Joe. He says, 
"Work's too much fun." THad a nice 
chat with John Hall earlier in the year. 
He's still in Cambridge carrying on the 
family tradition in educational publish- 
ing. John and his wife had just returned 
from a vacation in Costa Rica. John is 
doing well; and his advice to us all is, 
"Watch your cholesterol." TLife is good 
(and somewhat hectic) for the Pinkhams. 
Disappointed that we had no winter, but 
we'll save that for Colorado in a couple 
of years. Sue's on the last leg of complet- 
ing her Masters in adult education at 
Penn State; and I'm frantically trying to 
keep up with work at Weyerhaeuser. 
Seems like there's more work and 
increasing challenges every day. The 
electronic information highway is great, 
but it has accelerated expectations and 
creates information overload on a regular 
basis. Contrary to Joe, we're looking for- 
ward to retirement. Also looking forward 
to our 45th Reunion. I hope to see you 
there. 



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'54 

Michael B. Smith 

Secretary 

1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101 

(703) 522-4582 

windsabre @ aol.com 



Dick Michelson: "I continue to enjoy 
retirement - traveling, mountaineering, 
doing what I want to do, when I want to 
do it! Just got back from a month of ski- 
ing in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. 
Look forward to my 40th Bowdoin 
reunion the end of May. Judy, my wife, 
and I will then spend some time in New 
Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and 
Nova Scotia. Will swing by GDA at that 
time also." TMichael Smith: "This past 
summer became Vice Chairman of 
Global USA, Inc., a Washington-based 
consulting firm. Our two boys attend the 
French International School. Traded for a 
new sailboat, a Sabre '38, up from our 
old Sabre '34. Classmates who don't get 
seasick are invited anytime for a sail." 



'55 



'56 



'55 

George O. Gardner III 

Secretary 

53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720 

(978) 263-3052 

gardner.g@adlittle.com 



'56 
James Dean III 
Secretary 
P.O. Box 186 
South Berwick, ME 03908-0186 
(207)384-9184 



Jim Dean states that he will most likely 
retire from education this June. He has 
taught for 37 years, 30 of them at 
Berwick Academy. His hope is to sign on 
with Earth watch projects around the 
world. TChuck Duncan notifies me that 
he is in his final sabbatical from Milton 
Academy and enjoying five months in the 
Bahamas. He has had 36 years in educa- 
tion and may retire early if sabbatical life 
suits him. TTony Miller writes that he is 
disappointed that the England reunion did 
not work out. He has just moved from a 
five-day work week to a four and he calls 



this retirement. He is active in squash 
playing and singing in plays. His newest 
is Carousel. His second grandchild is due 
in March '98. TRey Moulton tells me 
that his company has increased the num- 
ber of business offices by five more in 
distant places: Venice, Dallas, Golden, 
Phoenix and Chicago. He was recently 
promoted to CEO from president. For 
him, retirement is out of the question. 
TStu Sprague wrote that he had an 
enjoyable time researching the father of 
American football, Walter Camp, at Yale. 
Stu's book His Promised Land has now 
been released in the U.K. and U.S. in 
paperback. Stu's son Bennett graduated 
from Yale in '97. His daughter Laura 
graduated from Yale in '88 and has 
moved to England with her husband and 
two sons. Stu and his wife define retire- 
ment as a real delight because of the free- 
dom it has offered them. TArthur 
Balser writes that he incurred a physical 
problem this Christmas that is on the 
mend now. It made him examine his life 
and work and has helped him put his pri- 
orities into perspective. TJoel Nichols 
spent the Christmas holidays in Sweden 
in a time share. He was amazed that the 
sun came up in the morning at 9:30 a.m. 
and set at 2:30 p.m. It made for a very 
short day. His daughter, Kit, is working 
in a think tank in Boston. TStan Rhodes 
mentions that retirement is not out of the 
realm of possibility. He is still happy as 
Science Division Coordinator and teacher 
of physics at Staples High School in 
Westport. He has a child marrying in 
June, two granddaughters and a third 
grandchild on the way. All this is keeping 
him young at heart. 



'57 



'57 

Lyman A. Cousens III 

Secretary 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303 

(603) 796-6446 



Attending the dedication of the Carl A. 
Pescosolido Library were Skip 
Dickerson, your Class Secretary and, of 
course, our classmate and son of the hon- 
oree, Richard J.V.C. Pescosolido (Wink 
to classmates and those who watched him 
go by in a "wink" in the 50 yard dash). 
TWink's daughter Heather was married a 
year or so ago, bringing from him a con- 
fession that he was a "late starter." I'd 



28 The Archon — Spring 1998 



guess his adversaries in spring track 
wouldn't agree. TNed Beebe has been 
heading for retirement since he got cut 
from the golf team in '57. Now he's 
bought a condo in Naples (Florida, not 
Maine) and expects to spend the warmer 
months (July 4-5) in New Hampshire. 
Ned has made a fortune in real estate and 
still spends time volunteering for the 
Nashua Boys and Girls Club and the 
Nashua Pastoral Care. Great progress for 
a guy who cut vespers more often than 
Tom Parker. ▼Several of us thought 
Dave Andersen had the potential to hit 
the big time in basketball - 6' 3" with a 
terrific crossover dribble, but who 
dunked on Coach Williams and was rele- 
gated to obscurity thereafter. Dave 
recently retired after 33 years of teaching 
English and coaching soccer and basket- 
ball in Hope Valley, RI. Congratulations, 
Dave, hope to see you at our 50th. 
▼Some of us showed up at our 40th, 
including Ned, Gene, Skip, Gale, Bill, 
Bob and Lymie. Where are you, Mouse? 
▼Finally, your Class Secretary received 
the Silver Antelope Award from the Boy 
Scouts of America at an impressive cere- 
mony in San Antonio, TX. 



'58 



'58 

Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr. 

Secretary 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(978) 774-3336 



40th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

By the time you read these notes, you 
should have made your final arrange- 
ments to travel to South By field for our 
40th Reunion on June 12-14, 1998. 
Harvey Hayden has been working very 
hard, together with his canvassing com- 
mittee of Chick Carroll, Mike 
Dunsford, Joe Montgomery, Jack 
Morse and Nuff Withington. VAs an 
incentive to my classmates to respond to 
my latest letter, I offered to contribute an 
extra $10 per response to Governor 
Dummer Academy to be applied to our 
40th Reunion gift. I am very pleased with 
eight of my classmates who responded 
either by letter or by card. Unfortunately, 
one of our classmates found a loophole in 
my incentive program and sent in a card 
advising me that his wife June's cat had 
died, that her dog also died, but that her 
husband Nuff keeps ticking. I might add 
that his mind also keeps working, 
because he sent 19 photocopies of pre- 



cisely the same card for a grand total of 
20 singed by one Nuff Withington. I am, 
therefore, today sending a check to 
Governor Dummer in the amount of 
$280.00, but I am also modifying the 
rules of the incentive program for the bal- 
ance of this school year, in that, hence- 
forth, there will be no more than one $10 
contribution to Governor Dummer per 
classmate. ▼Mike Dunsford reports 
from Truckee, CA, that he still peddles 
commercial real estate and that he enjoys 
skiing in the Lake Tahoe area during the 
winter and well into the spring until it 
comes time for golf and sailing seasons. 
He claims to keep in good physical 
shape, despite the absence of hair on the 
top of his head. ▼Jim Main still does 
extensive traveling with Claudette, 
arranging and leading groups to far off 
places including the Holy Land. VMax 
Brace reported that he enjoys golf, music 
(plays the guitar), fishing and spectator 
sports. He is entering the computer age 
and recently purchased a new computer 
and spends a great deal of time trying to 
figure it out. VMy college roommate, 
Fred Sayles, reports that he is still doing 
a great deal of traveling for the 
Oceanographic Institute at Woods Hole in 
Massachusetts. Having recently returned 
from a trip to Norway, he then headed out 
to Brazil and then it will be an excursion 
from the Arctic down to the Antarctic and 
six continents in 18 months, all the while 
doing heavy-duty geological and oceano- 
graphic research for the betterment of 
mankind. And all the while I continue to 
live in the same house I grew up in 
Danvers and practice law in Danvers and 
occasionally take an excursion past GDA 
on Route 1 all the way up to 
Newburyport. ▼Dick Croll reports from 
California that he is planning to spend the 
next year in Europe, from whence he will 
check in periodically. ▼Bob Kirkwood 
spends much of his time occupied by the 
looming emergence of global electronic 
commerce, as the computer industry tries 
to figure out how the laws in a borderless 
environment will affect his customers. Bob 
is also enjoying a happy second marriage 
with several grandkids on the way while 
serving on several non-profit Boards. 
▼Steve Houghton has been joined by his 
son, Stephen, at Houghton & Company, 
Inc. His wife, Nancy, carries on a dual 
career as a registrar of the Grolier Club in 
New York City and as Executive Director 
of the Annie Tinker Memorial Fund. His 
daughter, Carlynn, is a sophomore at 
Princeton. Steve has been spending a good 
deal of time in Chili where he has been 



active in the mining business. ▼Joe 
Montgomery, the founder and president 
of Cannondale Corporation, which makes 
the best bicycles and bicycle equipment, 
resides in Redding, CT, with his wife, 
Celia, and four young children. VJack 
Morse is enjoying semi-retirement and 
has been doing some consulting in the 
investment banking area in Amsterdam, 
Brussels, London and Paris. He reports 
that he has been very fortunate to run in 
to Captain Harvey Hayden on occasion 
on the Paris run, and he feels completely 
at ease when Captain Hayden is in charge 
(that is not exactly what Jack reported, 
but I have decided to use a bit of literary 
license). ▼Chick Carroll reported that 
he and Ann are now living on a 46-foot 
steel cutter boat which they have spent 
the last three years renovating. They still 
run sea kayak tours and instruction ses- 
sions which they will continue to do from 
their floating home. Chick and Ann cer- 
tainly live an adventurous life, and we 
look forward to hearing much more from 
them at our 40th. ▼Newt Lamson 
reported in that he is recently a grandfa- 
ther for the first time and that his busi- 
ness has been growing and is doing well, 
but that his golf game is deteriorating 
slightly with age. Newt also plans to be 
in South Byfield in June. ▼Nuff 
Withington reports that he recently 
became a granddad and that he still ped- 
dles stocks and bonds, as he has done 
now for the past 30 years. He is currently 
with Salomon, Smith Barney, which is 
the 1 1 th name change he has gone 
through without changing jobs. He is also 
still an owner of one of Boston's out- 
standing restaurants (Locke-Obers), 
where he claims to cook burgers and 
dogs during recessions, if anyone can 
remember the last one we had. I read all 
20 of Nuff 's responses, and not surpris- 
ingly, they all said the same things. VTo 
prepare for the Reunion, Neil Quinn is 
having daily meetings with his tailor to 
prepare clothes to make him look the 
same weight as in 1958. It's been a good 
season for X-C skiing in southern 
Vermont: 105 days with snow on the 
ground as of February. His West Hill 
Shop, X-C skis and bikes in Putney, 
keeps him busy and keeps him skiing and 
biking. His spare time activities include 
grandchildren (aged nine and six), web 
page, badminton, presidency of the vol- 
unteer fire department, elected town audi- 
tor and the usual Vermont chores of get- 
ting in the firewood and plowing the 
quarter-mile long driveway. VI certainly 
hope that many of you will make your 



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way to South Byfield this June. I will be 
there with pen in hand to get first-hand 
information for the fall issue of The 
Archon. 



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'59 



'59 

Mirick Friend 

Secretary 

Box 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853 

(603) 569-3212 



Tad Akin: "Living in Modesto, CA, for 
last 28 years. Married, four children all 
grown. Two grandchildren. Still in insur- 
ance. Still having fun! Hope you all are 
also." YWalter Cannon: "All is well in 
California. I am too busy with my prac- 
tice. Working 70 to 80 hours a week. 
Kids all grown and out of the house. Still 
flying and restoring aircraft. Presently 
restoring a 1937 Schweizer glider. Not 
enough time however. We are surviving 
El Nino without damage." TLawrence 
Churchill: "I am very busy these days, 
creating web sites and web hosting and 
putting a weekly summary online of The 
Daily Press, in Silver City, NM. My wife 
Astrid and I enjoyed cross-country skiing 
again this year - especially a trip to 
Cloudcraft, NM, to stay at the lodge and 
ski in the National Forest the next day. 
Astrid kept the garden green all winter 
with fresh salad greens under plastic and 
root vegetables for soups and vegetable 
dishes. New Mexico winters are mild, but 
there is frost at night. We can harvest for 
four seasons if we plan ahead. Summer 
camp for the Southwest Christian Center, 
where our residence is, is almost a full 
schedule already, with camps for all ages 
through the summer. We help with food 
ordering, cooking, teaching, counseling 
and maintenance." TFerg Jansen: 
"Oldest daughter Sara married to a great 
guy in September. Emily is in high 
school, Caroline in junior high. Linda and 
I travel a bit. E-mail me at 
tyeemgmt@earthlink.net. If you have a 
restaurant, club or hotel needing help, 
call." TPeter Sherin: "Sold both my 
businesses last fall. Hoping there is anoth- 
er career and a half to go. My son will be 
13, so this is the year for his Bar Mitzvah. 
Friends used to call and say, 'What's 
new?' Now they call and ask, 'How are 
you?' As Adam said to Eve as they left 
the Garden, 'We must be in a transition.'" 



'60 

John C. Elwell 

Secretary 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-8749 



The news was a little sparse this time. I 
guess many of the classmates have fallen 
asleep in their rocking chairs and missed 
the deadline. Well, it's good to know that 
there are still a few good '60 men out 
there. TBob Rimer writes that he met 
with Jim Deveney in March at the 
Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach dur- 
ing a GDA alumni/ae dinner hosted by 
Peter Bragdon and Mr. and Mrs. Josiah 
Lilly '69. Dev is in Florida to polish his 3 
handicap with his wife Sharon who, 
according to Bob, is starting to give Dev 
a run for his money on the links. 
Well... that's understandable knowing 
how talented Sharon is. Bob and Jim 
were planning to try their luck at deep 
sea fishing if El Nino allowed a break in 
the weather. TSpeaking of fishing.... 
Four years ago, Chris Prewitt and his 
wife Jill went cruising in the Bahamas, 
bought property, built a "wonderful" 
house which they now rent out and then 
bought a business. Jill and Chris are the 
owners of Abaco Bahamas Charters in 
Hope Towen, Abaco, Bahamas. The 
phone and fax there is (242) 366-0151. 
They are a bareboat sailboat chartering 
company (33' to 44') and are having a 
wonderful time. I hope that Chris makes 
a sizable donation to GDA's Annual Fund 
given this free advertising. Chris invited 
all his classmates to "come sail with us! 
Look for us on our web page: abacochar- 
ters.com." Now he didn't say anything 
about cost... do you suppose he is inviting 
us for a free stay and sail? Attaboy Chris! 
TAnd speaking of business ventures, 
Carl Youngman, who has a consulting 
firm with the original developer of 
Boston Chicken, has opened the restau- 
rant "Zaftigs" in Brookline which has 
received great reviews in the Boston 
Globe, Phoenix, etc. That is, the restau- 
rant received great reviews, not necessari- 
ly Carl or Brookline. Like Chris Prewitt, 
do you think Carl will give his classmates 
a break at Zaftigs? TE1 Nino drastically 
reduced my winter snowmobiling this 
year. My goal still is to snowmobile from 
Norway, ME, to Canada and back. 
Hopefully next year will be a better year. 



Did manage to get my machine up over 
100 mph several times. Good for the old 
adrenaline! It looks like Candy and I are 
going to be empty nesters soon. Oldest 
son Che is getting married this summer, 
second son Kane is looking for his own 
place, daughter Erin is living in Boston, 
working at Harvard Medical School and 
trying to decide whether to attend Tufts, 
Boston University or Virginia 
Commonwealth for graduate school in 
occupational therapy and youngest son, 
Jonathan, is a senior at the Landmark 
School and deciding where to go to col- 
lege next year. Time flies when you are 
having fun. My time is up... I thank you 
for yours. Remember the porch light is 
on for you in Newburyport. 



'61 



'61 

J. Stephen Sawyer 

Secretary 

3616 Beech Run Lane 

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 

(717) 732-3908 

73073.2063@ CompuServe .com 



Alan Booth writes that he and Lorine 
celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary 
in November. This past year has seen a 
great vacation in Hawaii and a 
Thanksgiving quail hunt in Texas (the 
birds won). Alan spent much of 1997 in 
China and Europe, building a global sup- 
ply chain for Owens-Corning Fiberglass. 
That effort completed, and after a reward- 
ing 30 years with the corporation, Alan 
has retired as President of O.C.'s 
Insulation Division for North America. 
Stacey is finishing up her Masters in 
Latin American studies and is about to 
explore the job market. Katie is enjoying 
her work at Half Priced Books and plans 
to return to school to expand her educa- 
tion. Lorine is adjusting to having Alan at 
home after so many years of business 
travel. For those with computers, their e- 
mail address is alan.booth@gte.net. 
TJohn Canepa reports that, after spend- 
ing most of his career as a system pro- 
gramming manager for NYNEX (now 
Bell Atlantic), he took a retirement offer 
in 1994 and now works for a friend at his 
Merrimack Farm and Country Store in 
Henniker, NH. John and his wife Les live 
at the end of the road on the Warner 
River in Warner, NH. They have two 
daughters, Lena, 23 and Lauren, 19. The 
Canepas are also co-owners of a little 



30 The Archon — Spring 1998 



place on the eastern shore of a native 
island in the Bahamas - Congotown, 
South Andros. They teach people how to 
garden, feed birds and grow things - 
activities that they have been doing them- 
selves throughout their 27-year marriage. 
John's e-mail address is 
canepa@conknet.com. TTerry Ellis has 
finished up two years of directing the 
remote site work camp on Kaho'oholawe 
Island in Hawaii last September. The U.S. 
Navy is starting to remove 50-plus years 
of ordnance left from target practice. The 
most significant human damage done to 
the island is a 300 by 200 yard deep 
crater left by a one half million pound 
TNT explosion, meant to simulate an 
atomic blast back in 1965. Terry just 
opened up an automotive service and 
repair shop in Wailuku, the main town on 
Maui. He's been living there since 1970, 
for the last seven years on a stream in the 
valley of Waihee. Electricity there is solar 
and from hydro-charged batteries, and 
water comes from the stream. The only 
utility is a recently installed two mile 
phone line, which enables him to get 
online, (roys@aloha.net or P.O. Box 
2748, Wailuke, HI 96793.) TPhil 
Teuscher saw Peter Boynton and his 
bride in New York City before Christmas. 
Other pursuits this past year include trav- 
el and sailing in France, a trip to Brazil 
for some beach time and ship wreck div- 
ing and a lot of polo playing here in 
Connecticut. 



'62 



'62 

Thomas S. Tobey 

Secretary 

59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022 

(415) 941-5060 

ttobey@aol.com 



I managed to snag a few members of the 
Class in my recent ambush. Interestingly 
it is always some of the same guys who 
take the time to return information. Better 
some than none! TBest catch this time 
around were in lengthy reports from Bob 
MacLaughlin, Jim Gordon and Stan 
Healy. Thanks. It seems that Bob 
MacLaughlin has had quite a life over 
the past three decades or more. I feel that 
this would be summarized best by Bob 
himself, so here goes: 'After meandering 
through college in Ohio, Mexico City and 
Cal State Long Beach, I stayed on in 
California for professional stints as news- 
paper, magazine editor, network TV 
promo spinner and advertising copy- 
writer. In 1 979, 1 became a born-again 



granola and set off for Maine in a V. W. 
Bus. I have lived down east ever since 
and am looking out onto the tidal St. 
George River as I write this letter from 
the town of Cushing. Last year I down- 
sized my one-and-a-half person ad 
agency to focus on writing. The reduced 
overhead is funded by new work for old 
clients while I try to transform myself 
into the world's first self-sufficient poet. 
Favorite pastimes include running, hik- 
ing, camping, sea Kayaking, gardening 
(playing in the dirt, really) and dancing 
with my chain saw while cutting fire- 
wood. In July I will wed Kit Pfeiffer, my 
partner in most of these endeavors. Given 
our 35 years of combined marital experi- 
ence, we're expecting our future together 
to be a smashing success." Having 
already read some of Bob's poetry, we 
should be seeing him in print very soon. 
▼Stan Healy is still living in Sudbury. 
He and his wife, Sarah, have a daughter, 
Alison, at Notre Dame. Stan contrasted 
football games at South Bend with those 
at Wesleyan when he went to college. 
Their son, Andrew, is a senior at Lincoln- 
Sudbury High School. Stan's son is fol- 
lowing in Dad's footsteps by wielding a 
lacrosse stick. His high school team is 
usually a strong state championship con- 
tender according to Stan. Stan left corpo- 
rate America in 1990 and purchased a 
specialty wholesale distribution company 
that services the automotive market. He 
is also into asset-based lending now. 
Stan's wife is into pre-school education 
and caring for cocker spaniels. TJim 
Gordon has long been one of our most 
regular Archon contributors. Jim is still in 
Bellevue, WA, outside Seattle. He has 
three children - 15, 12 and ten - so there 
is no doubt that Jim and his wife Marcia 
are busy. In addition to the family, Jim is 
president-elect of Redmond Rotary, and 
president of the GDA Alumni/ae 
Association, Puget Sound Chapter. Jim 
also retired from Naval Reserve after 23 
years. TBob Snyder checked in to see if 
we had gone under water out here during 
recent El Nino storms. Thankfully things 
are above ground, the golf course is 
draining well and the sun has returned to 
be a regular part of the weather report. 
TI have been in touch with John Tarbell 
in recent months. John has done a great 
job welcoming us to New York where he 
has lived for many years. I now have an 
entirely new perspective of New York 
after running in Central Park with John 
and viewing the city from atop his apart- 
ment building adjacent to the park. John 
has stayed in shape by running every day 



(says he hasn't missed a day in 20 
years!). However, he now has another 
reason in the figure of a three-year-old to 
keep that belt line trim. TStill looking 
for Anthony Pearson? YTime is flying 
by fast. My oldest daughter, Rachel, is 
graduating from Stanford in June. My 
younger daughter, Kirsten, a sophomore 
at Brown, paid her dues as a new resident 
of New England this past week. She ran 
in and placed among the top women in 
the Nantucket Marathon. My wife, 
Karen, and I stay young with golf, tennis 
and keeping up with our daughters' trav- 
els. TMost of those who wrote this time 
made reference to the death of classmate 
Steve Blair. As many of you have heard, 
Steve died in a small plane accident. My 
fondest memories of Steve are clearly 
from my association with him as a mem- 
ber of the Meistersingers and Glee Club. 
Steve's rare abilities in music were obvi- 
ous in his leadership of those groups, 
especially those of us (speaking for 
myself) who were unable to read music. 
Between Steve, Burke Leahey and 
Denis Golden, I was able to stay on key. 
Steve will be missed. Our condolences to 
his family. 



'63 



'63 

Peter P. Morrin 

Secretary 

1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 



nHH 

iUNION 



35TH 

June 12, 13, 14 

Jeff Ellis: 'After a heart attack and by- 
pass surgery in August of 1996, 1 have 
medically recertified and am back flying 
with American. Bob Fullerton saw me 
though the bad stuff. He is now having 
trouble with me on the golf course as my 
rehab was all golf. See you all in June." 
TBob Fullerton: "As of May 1st I'll be 
based in Miami. Have been searching for 
a place to live with Bob Mann - real 
estate czar of Fort Lauderdale. No person 
in their right mind would want to do this 
but I'd like to 'fly the spine' of South 
America for a year. The Andes have 
peaks up to 25,000 feet and the highest 
commercial airport in the world - La Paz, 
Bolivia. But who's in their right mind?" 
TBob Mann: "Selling real estate in Ft. 
Lauderdale. Daughter Skylar is now six 
years old and I am noticing many more 
gray hairs!" TBob McGilvary: "I'd love 
to make this year's reunion, given I've 
never attended previous ones. 



The Archon — Spring 1998 31 



SClass Notes 



Unfortunately, all of 1998 will be devoted 
to dealing with personal health matters (I 
had a bone marrow transplant on 
February 3, 1998, to address myelodis- 
plastic syndrome, a rare disease of no 
known etiology). I am now at home (with 
visits to the hospital three times a week) 
where I will be recovering for approxi- 
mately one year. So no Reunion for me in 
'98 (nuts!). General news - I continue as 
a senior planner with the City of 
Vancouver Planning Department. My 
wife, Barbara, continues her busy career 
as a respirologist (doctor). Alexandra (15) 
is a computer-addict; Marysia (13) is a 
strong student, sportswoman and artist. 
We still like living in the rainy northwest 
- in good health we take advantage of the 
local X-country ski hills and ocean. Best 
regards to all Class of '63 members. I 
hope to make it for Reunion 2003!" 
YPeter Morrin: "Small world depart- 
ment - the new Headmaster at Columbus 
Academy in Columbus, OH, where my 
brother teaches English is Cal 
Mackenzie's younger brother John." 



'64 



'65 



'64 

H. Laurence Henchey, Jr. 

Secretary 

8 Orris Street 

Melrose, MA 02176 

(781) 662-2588 

lhenchey@concentric.net 



'65 

Kenneth A. Linberg 

Secretary 

6775A Pasado Road 

Isla Vista, CA 93117 

(805)685-1868 

linberg@lifesci.lscf.ucsb.edu 



Glad to hear from so many of you. 
Included in this column are three mes- 
sages received last fall from Russ 
Thomas, Dwight Nicholson and Arnie 
Morton that inexplicably missed the 
queuing for the winter Archon. TAt the 
time, Russ Thomas was recalling the cel- 
ebration of his birthday the previous win- 
ter: "With a birthday on December 26th, 
big parties are rare, but for my 50th, my 
brother and several of my friends made a 
very special occasion: the party lasted 
three days at Balmorhea Springs in the 
Davis mountains of West Texas! 



Unforgettable. Talk about your Big 
Sky...." TEver faithful Arnie Morton 
wrote in to report that all was well and 
that his cinema had an unusually good 
summer season. That's always good news 
to hear! TAnother faithful classmate, 
Dwight Nicholson, reported that he is 
"working hard for AT&T trying to stay 
ahead of all you internet users by replac- 
ing a lot of equipment along Utah's por- 
tion of the fiber optic line. We are also 
getting ready to host the 2002 Winter 
Olympics, so as time gets nearer, I may 
be hearing from classmates." Now that's 
a super idea for a fun-filled mini-reunion! 
TSorry, you three, for the glitch that kept 
your messages from getting out until 
now! TThese notes are being assembled 
with the nation awash with weather - 
incredibly hot and summery in By field 
and environs, and incredibly wet and 
muddy out here on the South Central 
California coast where life proceeds 
despite the ongoing assault of the notori- 
ous El Nino. I woke up one day early in 
February to find two feet of water in the 
streets on either side of the apartment 
where I live in the college town of Isla 
Vista. A neighboring student was being 
towed down the street on his surfboard, a 
scene shown later on CNN with the back 
of my duplex clearly visible on the 
evening news. Bizarre! This coming 
August I will have been in Santa Barbara 
and working at UCSB for 25 years. Hard 
to believe! The main area of our research 
involving an animal model of retinal 
detachment is advancing steadily. Our 
current focus is the use of various nerve 
growth factors as promising therapies to 
prevent or impede the scar formation 
resulting from retinal detachment; such 
scarring usually prevents the return of 
high acuity vision even after successful 
re-attachment surgery. Fascinating work, 
great colleagues ! My afterhours continue 
to go to the dogs. Still active on the 
Board of the Santa Barbara Kennel Club, 
and, after a hiatus of 10 years, just got a 
new puppy who is breaking me in as I get 
her ready for the Shows ahead - includ- 
ing the national basenji specialty in 
Warwick, RI, this coming September. 
TA treat hearing from Peter Imber. 
"How wet did you get up your way? 
After riots and an earthquake, El Nino 
hasn't phased us yet. My family is well. 
My job is still interesting and even fun 
sometimes. Love watching my son play 



baseball. And believe it or not, my wife 
and I have our 25th anniversary this year! 
Stay dry!" Congratulations Peter and 
Mira on your marital milestone and your 
equanimity in the face of the protean per- 
ils of life here in southern California. 
TCongratulations are also due Eric 
Shepard who announces the happy 
arrival of a granddaughter. "My second 
grandchild, Morgan, was born on 
November 24th." And, ahem!, while con- 
cluding, Eric turns next to a subject dear 
to our collective hearts. "I am looking 
forward to the millenium celebration of 
our 35th. Life in Florida is interesting 
with El Nino delivering four times our 
normal rainfall. California is not alone!" 
Great to hear from you, Eric. See you and 
Suzi in Byfield at the appointed hour. 
TMore good news from Utah! Dwight 
Nicholson graciously checks in again and 
earns the distinction of being the only 
classmate in memory to have two updates 
in a single issue! "I am currently design- 
ing a church for a religious community 
that is living in one of our west desert 
valleys. They have a dairy farm, lots of 
sky and a commitment to their communi- 
ty. We seem to be getting ready for the 
next Winter Games. I am doing my part 
by coaching cross country for young 
Nordic combined athletes. If any class- 
mates are out this way, I would be happy 
to hear from them. We could go skiing. 
We do have the snow." Quite the invite, 
fella! I would suspect that, at the very 
least, our globetrotting sports editor 
Mark Starr might well wend his way 
there! Thanks Dwight, for your periodic 
updates - setting an example for others 
who have remained silent far too long. 
TVery much enjoyed hearing from Don 
Crocker via e-mail. "Hope this finds you 
well, still surviving the ravages of El 
Nino. Hopefully by June of 2000 it will 
again be safe to venture outside, answer 
the phone, fly airplanes, ride the bus or 
elevator and attend reunions, the Y2K 
problem having been either avoided or 
already come and gone. Really not much 
to report on this end. Middle daughter 
graduates from McGill this year, 
youngest has two years left at B.C. Sandy 
and I have adapted well to the empty nest 
syndrome, if one can call a home where 
the dog is a Treeing Walker Coon Hound 
empty!" Not much to report? Sounds like 
a lot to me, and it all sounds great. Even 
with a hounddog on the hearth! True 



32 The Archon — Spring 1998 



Heaven! TCraig Johnson, who still 
gamely signs his postcards, "Frills," 
reports that "the most notable experience 
of mine over the past year was a trip with 
Christopher (29-year-old son) to southern 
France, the Riviera, Levante, Florence 
and Chianti. Life's great blessing: an 
adult son who enjoys traveling with his 
old man." Lucky men, both! TAlso 
received notes from Deke August and 
Peter Sargent, both of whom have, in 
Deke's words, "bared their souls" in 
recent updates and claim that there is 
nothing particularly new to report. 
Nevertheless they both wanted to send 
greetings to classmates, as well as to hear 
from them, tantamount to an endorsement 
of these efforts to extract more regular 
input from an oft-reluctant crew of 
'65ers. Until next time, then, enjoy your 
summer holidays, get ready to write in 
next year, and recall that our next reunion 
is but two years hence! 



'66 



'66 
Secretary Needed 



Jim Keeler: "I accepted a job transfer 
with Montell Polyolifins to an automotive 
marketing management position in the 
Motor City area last October. My wife 
Regina and I completed our move in 
January. Looks like we'll have to trade in 
our Nissan Maxima for an American 
nameplate vehicle! Foreign cars are non- 
existent out here. Heard from John 
Witherspoon last month - he is recuperat- 
ing from knee replacement surgery, but 
hopes to be back on the golf course by 
spring." 



'67 



'67 

Bennett H. Beach 

Secretary 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

(301)951-9643 

ben_beach @ tws.org 



Child abuse charges against Charlie 
Murphy may be dropped if he follows 
through on his promise to take son Peter, 
12, to his first game at Fenway Park. 
Charlie could not explain why he has yet 
to do this for Peter. Charlie is living in 
Chester, CT, and is doing sales work with 
FL. Cooke Co., a producer of fasteners. 
TStanford wins. Robert Bass' fourth and 
final child, Margaret, is headed for Palo 
Alto in the fall, joining brother Timothy, 
a reserve strong safety. The other two 



Bass children chose Harvard and Duke, 
so not a one of them pounced on the 
chance to spend four years in New 
Haven. Robert reports that one of his 
business partners is Uncle Tom's son 
Tom Mercer '61. T Another of our 
Boola Boola boys, Stanley Greenberg, 
waxed up his skateboard and took off 
with his family for Antigua to get a good 
look at the solar eclipse in February. He 
reported that the two minutes and 23 sec- 
onds of solar entertainment were "totally 
awesome." The next good one is August, 
1999, in Europe and the Middle East. 
TWhile Stan eyes the skies, Joe 
Schwarzer is focusing on the ocean 
floor. His Graveyard of the Atlantic 
Museum on the Outer Banks will be 
under construction soon. Yo, Bill Barnes: 
the 1999 ribbon cutting should be one of 
the great Super Heroes events since the 
days in Eames. Be there. Before that, 
though, Joe and Melanie will acquire a 
daughter-in-law. Franklin will get married 
May 31, just after graduating from Johns 
Hopkins. Joe's son William, a would-be 
pilot, took his first flight at Kitty Hawk 
and looks forward to turning 16 so he can 
fly solo. With his knowledge of Russian, 
William looks like a sure shot for a mis- 
sion to the space station. TMac Barnes 
is flying high, too, having just earned his 
pilot's license. And he, too, has been 
sending fat checks to Johns Hopkins, 
where Remy has just finished his junior 
year. Nellie is a Princeton tiger, like Dad, 
while Heidi is at Pingree, where they 
apparently still pass down stories about 
those mid-1960s mixers with GDA. In 
our dreams. ▼Don Congdon is doing 
what so many baby boomers are doing 
these days: helping care for an ailing par- 
ent. Don, who is living in the Durham 
area, says he's determined to quit smok- 
ing. TLew Rumford reports that he is 
hoping to find more free time now that he 
and his partners sold part of their compa- 
ny and thereby eliminated much of his 
job. TFor Mike Rogers, the pace seems 
to be picking up. He's an art director and 
designer for Nicktoons, a division of 
Nickelodeon. You can see lots of Mike's 
patented special effects on shorts that 
begin airing in July. He's also contribut- 
ing to hit shows such as "Hey Arnold" 
and "Rugrats." On the weekends, it's 
bodysurfing time in Santa Barbara. 
TThere wasn't a lot of bodysurfing in 
Jeff Harris' weekends near Bangor last 
winter. He was digging ice for his ice 
house, so that he can keep the beer cold 
this summer at Junior Lake. When he's 
not up for chopping ice, this confessed 



"golfaholic" hits the links. He and Sue 
"golfed our brains out" during a week at 
Pinehurst last February. TJoe Story 
knows how to have fun, too. He got 
down to Miami in February for the big 
boat show there and says he's now got 
the bug to buy a new one. ▼Ryder Real 
Estate Management is going global, with 
clients now in St. Thomas. Honcho Jay 
Ryder continues to maintain a punishing 
schedule of coaching kids' teams and 
watching his kids play on the teams he's 
not coaching. Daughter Devon is getting 
married in June. YSpeaking of nuptials, 
Web Pearce finally broke down and got 
married. He and Donna Tosh did the hon- 
ors at his family's island in Maine last 
fall. They have moved south a bit, from 
San Jose to Hollister. Web has been busy 
on new products coming out from Adobe 
but hopes soon to edit and color-correct 
photos he took at our 30th Reunion. 
TRem Clark rates Andrew Nichols and 
Scott Cameron in a dead heat as the 
Class of '67 trivia kings. "Somehow, 
these guys have suffered very little brain 
cell loss," says Rem. "It's unbelievable 
what memories they can dredge up. Of 
course, maybe they're making it up, and I 
just don't know the difference." TWant 
help finding the perfect job? Call Stark 
Beatty. He latched onto a job last year 
with HBS International, Inc., a Seattle- 
area health care data and software com- 
pany that recently celebrated some suc- 
cesses by taking 200 workers and their 
guests skiing at Stevens Pass. Stark, who 
is involved with the installation side of 
the business, loves kayaking, skiing, hik- 
ing and other activities in the Pacific 
Northwest's great outdoors. TThere are 
some hard feelings in the wake of the 
20th wedding anniversary trip that Mayo 
and Dan Morgan took to Paris in March. 
"He invites us to Youngstown, OH, to 
help him get married, but when he jets 
off to Paris, not a single one of us was 
invited or even received so much as a 
post card," remarked Reid Pugh, one of 
four classmates who were on hand in 
Steel Country on March 4, 1978. "I'll bet 
he didn't even take the movie camera we 
gave them." Dan had no comment. 
TNow that he's 50, former teenage idol 
Reid Pugh has bought a new guitar and 
PA system and hopes to play some local 
clubs. Son Steve's group, Slowpoke, with 
Steve on the guitar, is a hit in the 
Washington, DC, area. TAfter a quarter- 
century in the microfilm business, which 
has shrunk to about nothing, Kevin 
Leary has gone out on his own and is 
ready for anything. TWith the opening a 



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year ago of Pacific Pearl, Roy Meyers 
now has three restaurants to feed you, 
and all three are considered among the 
top five in Lexington, KY. Despite the 
time these businesses take, Roy did climb 
aboard a scenicruiser in May with daugh- 
ter Madison and 45 other 13-year-olds 
headed for Chicago. Roy is now consid- 
ered chaperone material. TWhen he's not 
roller blading along the Charles, Bill 
Alfond is getting together with GDA 
classmates. When Roy Meyers traveled to 
New Hampshire last fall, he and Bill got 
together, and Dan Morgan joined Bill for 
a ski weekend at Sugarloaf. THave you 
got a troubled company that needs to be 
rescued? Call Carter Evans, who has 
pretty much wrapped up work on Arrow 
Shirt and is now focusing on a software 
company, of which he is now president. 
Daughter Grace is now three. TRick 
Jensen is happy to have left city life 
behind and is enjoying life in rural 
Oklahoma. He dabbles in ranching with 
his father-in-law, works on his old house 
and tracks the Red Sox with his father, 
who has moved into a nearby nursing 
home. Since retiring from his quarter- 
century-long career as a golf pro and club 
manager, Rick has played almost no golf. 
Tit was a close vote, but Ben Beach was 
reelected president of the Dickie Lee Fan 
Club, Bethesda chapter. They meet 
monthly down by the river that flows by 
the coalyard. 



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'68 

Daniel C. Look 

Secretary 

3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, GA 30062 

(770)977-3135 

danlk@aol.com 



30th Class Reunion 
12, 13, 1 




Some new news from a few of us. 
T Charles Johnson and his wife Laura 
are getting close to adopting a child from 
Guatemala. Charles unfortunately feels 
that this is probably going to keep him 
from being at the Reunion in June, but is 
still hopeful that he is going to make it. 
THarry Kangis, has become a grandfa- 
ther for the second time last September. 
Harry says he is still working at Procter 
& Gamble as the General Manager for 
Millstone Gourmet Coffee. He and Julia 



celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a 
three-week trip to New Zealand. 
Unfortunately, Harry feels he will not be 
at the June Reunion but will see us at the 
35th. TBob Martin is in the mist of a 
career change from writing to cooking. 
He is attending the new Culinary Institute 
of America Campus in Napa, CA. This is 
the former Christian Brothers winery and 
is the new West Coast campus of the CIA 
out of Hyde Park, NY. TBill Black 
writes that he is tutoring algebra, geome- 
try and trig to high school students in 
Natick. Bill sends a special "hello" to 
Josh Burns. He doesn't know if he will 
be at the Reunion. TI certainly hope that 
as many of us as possible will be at the 
Reunion. I'm looking forward to getting 
back with as many of you as possible. 



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'69 

Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Secretary 

Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

P.O. Box 669 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840 

(401) 849-4900 



Bruce Coughlin: "President of Benefit 
Services Incorporated, specializing in 
self- funded medical plans and 401(k)s." 



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'70 

J. Randall Whitney 

Secretary 

183 Nashoba Road 

Concord, MA 01742 

(978) 369-0914 

j randall . whitney @ ipaper. com 



Bob Jaffe: "Still very active in theatre pro- 
duction with a focus on family audiences 
and a priority to see the upcoming genera- 
tion attending performances in the various 
performing arts genres. Wife Jill has been 
managing an asthma education program at 
Hasbro Children's Hospital. Erica is in 
1 1th grade and sings with "Voices," a high 
school a capella group. Max is in seventh 
grade and obsessive about tennis." 



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'71 

Stephen J. Connelly 

Secretary 

119 Madison Avenue 

Clifton, NJ 07011 

(973) 773-3929 

sconneB @csc.com 



Mario Rivera, Jr. 

Secretary 

180 SW 78th Avenue 

Margate, FL 33068 

(954) 720-1673 

gdahawk7 1 @ aol.com 

As I sit in front of the Civil War monu- 
ment in Syracuse, I am putting together 
these class notes. The monument is a 
thing of beauty with a granite structure 
with carved panels and ornamentation. It 
reminds me of a cathedral in the attention 
to detail that it displays. The most inter- 
esting aspects are the cast bronze panels 
of soldiers waving flags and brandishing 
weapons. It seems as if a moment of a 
great battle was cast within the metal. I 
think the grandness of this monument 
speaks to the great sacrifice that Syracuse 
made during the war. I wonder how many 
of those honored by this monument were 
fellow alums. I am on assignment at 
Niagara Mohawk Power with CSC 
Consulting and Systems Integration, 
assisting NMPC in preparing for the year 
2000. 1 spend the weekdays here and the 
weekends at home in New Jersey. TTed 
Northrup and I had lunch recently and 
we talked about all that had transpired 
since we last saw each other. Twenty- 
seven years holds a lot of events and 
lunch was enjoyable. Ted looks well and 
is working at Univisions, co-owned with 
his brother David. Ted lives in Fayette 
with his wife Mary Pat and their daugh- 
ters Christina, Kimberly and Ashley. Ted 
and Mary Pat celebrate their 1 8th wed- 
ding anniversary on May 5th. Ted is 
already planning to make the 30th 
Reunion as long as it can be rescheduled 
so as not to conflict with high school 
graduations. Ted can be reached at 
tnorth@univisions.com. Check out the 
website at www.univisions.com. TMike 
Fish and I spoke a few weeks ago. We 
plan to get together with Ted at Mardi 
Gras and munch on Cajun wonders. Mike 
and his wife Marion have three kids, 
Michael, Jeffrey and Ruth and live in 
DeWitt. Mike is a reporter at the 
Syracuse Post Standard covering govern- 
ment and community affairs. Check out 
the Post Standard website at www.syra- 
cuse.com TPeter Alfond is in Puerto 
Rico with his son. He enjoys golf and 
working in the shoe business as a manag- 
er. He sends greetings to all. T Andrew 



34 The Archon — Spring 1998 



Nelson is in Maine and is doing well. In 
April he is planning to visit Puerto Rico 
and play a few rounds of golf with Peter. 
TWill Phippen sends his regards to all. 
He and his wife Sandy have four kids, 
Morris, Adam, Eleanor and Emma. 
Living in Wenham, MA, Will has been 
tending to the back 40 with his Kubota 
tractor, picking up after the horses. He is 
working as curator of exhibits at the 
Peabody Museum in Salem. TDave 
Shove and his wife Beth are living in 
Glen Ridge, NJ. They have five kids and 
live in a big old house with a barn out 
back. Dave is working as a market ana- 
lyst for a stock trading firm specializing 
in health care. 



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'72 

Geoffrey A. Durham 

Secretary 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048 

(847) 549-8407 

gdurham@allstate.com 



Pete Follansbee writes that this 
Christmas break he enjoyed watching the 
GDA hoops team play and beat Iona 
Prep in the opening round of the 
Benedictine Capital City Classic in 
Richmond, VA. He read in the paper this 
morning that GDA beat Benedictine in 
the second round, and he is hopeful they 
will tough out the final against what he 
bets is a strong Manchester High School 
team. This year marks his family's fourth 
year in Richmond. He is still teaching 
upper school English at the Collegiate 
School, while his wife Marita is enjoying 
her work at the local Borders Books & 
Music. His two children, Adrian (12) and 
Emma (eight), are doing well and grow- 
ing fast. In his free time, besides grading 
papers, Pete is managing to survive play- 
ing in both indoor and outdoor adult soc- 
cer leagues. He has found, as many of 
our classmates probably have as well, 
that bumps, bruises and muscle pulls 
heal much more slowly when we're in 
our forties. Currently, his health is fine, 
but indoor soccer season opens soon. His 
best to all our classmates. ▼Peter 
Conway writes, via e-mail, he wanted to 
say "hi" electronically and prove to all 
that he is ready for the Year 2000 and, 
also, to fill us in on a classmate. He 
understands Peter Franklin took on the 
6' 11" basketball stud currently at GDA 
and showed him a few gimpy-kneed 
moves. The kid was so impressed that he 
wants "Frank" to follow him to the 
University of North Carolina as an assis- 



tant coach. Congratulations to Peter 
Franklin on his new challenge. I'll be 
looking for tickets. TTracy Will reports 
that he is finishing his work on the 
History of Dane County - Wisconsin. 
Dane County is named for Nathan Dane, 
an old friend of Governor Dummer and 
author of the Northwest Ordinance of 
1787. One of his other manuscripts The 
Backyard Book has been purchased by 
Adams Media, although he is disappoint- 
ed they have chosen not to publish it at 
this time. Tracy has been working at the 
Wisconsin Historical Society Museum, 
researching writing and serving as the 
photographic curator for a CD-ROM on 
immigration to Wisconsin. He adds that 
other projects include photo research for 
documentaries on Wisconsin's 150th 
anniversary, a CD-ROM on state history 
for fourth graders and video documen- 
taries for public TV stations in Madison 
and Green Bay. He is starting a news ser- 
vice for weekly newspapers and small 
dailies - website available soon. El Nino 
is permitting some golf at an early date in 
Wisconsin. His wife is the local librarian. 
His describes his children (four and six) 
as soul-fulfilling charms. Upheaval is 
near as he plans on undertaking a kitchen 
re-modeling project. He sends his best to 
all. His prediction is the Packers will be 
back! The Bucks are rebuilding and he, 
like me, is surprised at the Brewers com- 
ing to the National League. Last note, he 
cares about the Black Hawks. ▼Chris 
Swenson notes that the Reunion was 
quite a blast. Now he is back in Seattle, 
performing around the area. His wife, 
Abigail, is leaving her job in May so his 
family has the opportunity to create some 
adventure for itself. They are thinking 
overseas?! Who knows, he adds. YBrian 
Lenane checks in from GDA. All is well 
with the school. His daughter now 
attends college and his son is a junior in 
high school. TAs for the Durham family, 
Geoff Durham, not much has changed 
recently. Work at Allstate has been very 
busy as I have been involved in installing 
a new General Ledger, Accounts Payable, 
Cost Management and Fixed Asset sys- 
tem - commonly known as SAP. The 
family is fine. Our fourth-grade daughter, 
Andrea, still fills our free time. 



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'73 

Richard J. Love 

Secretary 

23 Merrimack Street 

Concord, NH 03301 

(603) 228-1530 



25th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

George Brock: "Same old clown, plot- 
ting subversively idiosyncratic philoso- 
phies; sometimes hoarding or withhold- 
ing inconsequential information in a 
futile effort to twist the popular 
time/space continuum (for the good of 
humanity, of course)." TJay Martus: "I 
am currently Vice President and General 
Counsel of Sheridan Healthcare, Inc., a 
publicly traded physician practice man- 
agement company. I just married Dr. 
Devra Minty. We live in Weston, FL. 
We'll try and make the Reunion. My hair 
is a little shorter now than the photo in 
the recent A rchon. TGeoff Peters: 
"Planning to attend the 25th Reunion in 
June. Hope to see a lot of classmates 
there!" TJake Williams: "I have my 
own business now, having left the corpo- 
rate scene behind three years ago. Same 
wife, same three daughters, living in 
Chapel Hill, NC. Watched the lunar 
eclipse through Chip Connelly's tele- 
scope on the outer banks last year, but he 
wouldn't let me touch the dials which, 
typically, were just perfect." 



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'74 

Pamela J.M. Toner 

Secretary 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06430 

(203) 254-2371 

pam.toner@desktopdata.com 



Steve Epstein writes, "I am lead counsel 
for A Promise To Keep: 5% a 
Massachusetts Ballot Question 
Committee. My clients have initiated an 
initiative petition to return the 
Massachusetts earned income tax to 5% 
from its current level of 5.95%. The 
Massachusetts Teachers Association 
(More Taxes Always) and the Tax Equity 
Alliance of Massachusetts (Tax 
Everything And More) have challenged 
the validity of 2,000 signatures on the 
petition. I am also in my ninth year as the 
Treasurer and Clerk of the Massachusetts 
Cannabis Reform Coalition, a state affili- 
ate of the National Organization For The 
Reform of Marijuana Laws. MASS 
CANN has conducted the largest marijua- 



The Archon — Spring 1998 35 




na legalization rally in the world three 
years running. This year's rally is 
September 20. Finally, my three daugh- 
ters (11, eight and three-and-a-half) keep 
my wife and I busy juggling them 
between Girl Scouts, soccer, horseback 
riding, gymnastics, flute lessons, etc. I 
am looking forward to seeing everyone at 
the 25th in '99." TE. Scott Williams 
writes, "Married since 1990 to Tracy 
Emerton of North Hampton, NH. Two 
kids, Alexandra, four and Nathaniel, two. 
Spent 1996 living in both Dallas and 
Glastonbury, CT. Own and operate my 
own political consulting firm PACT, Inc. 
The snow has left my yard, so it is time 
to get out the baseballs!" YCourtney 
Wang writes, "I was very fortunate to 
start a new company offering Internet 
access four years ago before universal 
awareness of it occurred. Luckily it has 
been a good decision. Demand continues 
to rise, however it is quite competitive 
here in Texas. My daughter An Rhiel is 
now five years old and attending The 
Hockaday School in Dallas, TX. I see 
Carey Doyle, Steve Titcomb and Dan.' 



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'75 

David J. Bohman 

Secretary 

308 Trebor Lane 

Dayton, OH 45459-4232 

dvbohman @ aol.com 



David Cain: "Missing Maui, but loving 
country life in the mountains of New 
Hampshire. We have three children, ages 
three, five and seven. We are selling lots 
in our development 'Meadow Brook at 
Sunapee.' Building a spec house and a 
new home." YBarry Miller: "I accepted 
the position of Vice President, Pulp with 
International Forest Products Corp. head- 
quartered in Boston, MA. IFP is affiliated 
with Massachusetts-based Rand Whitney 
and it (IFP) is a leading, privately owned 
forest products trading company. We 
have re-located to Sudbury, MA, and I 
look forward to alumni baseball games in 
May. TMichael Ponce: "Living in 
Wyndmoor, PA, with wife Jennifer and 
daughter Anne, born August 15, 1997. 
Like to hear from Andrew Woodcock. 
Cheers." TJack Swenson: "The past 
year was an eventful one; after ample 
years of being a bachelor, I am now very 
happily married. We exchanged vows in 
the Arctic Tundra of Svalbard (find that 



one in your atlas). Tying the knot and 
buying a house have been enjoyable 
changes. I also co-authored a second 
book. This one was a 'Photo-identifica- 
tion Guide to Killer Whales of Southeast 
Alaska.' It was thrilling to research and 
produce, but obviously won't get on any 
best seller lists." TJay Taggart: "I have 
now been at Brooks Brothers at the 
Westchester White Plains since October 
1996. 1 had intended to work there just 
part time last year at Christmas, and I've 
been there full time for over a year. I 
can't account for the time!" 



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'76 

Carol Ann Goldberg-Aydin 

Secretary 

301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128 

(212)410-1781 



Ted Reed: "Happy, healthy - two fantas- 
tic daughters, Perrin and Hogan and a ter- 
rific wife, Susan. We're all suckers for 
sailing in Maine and ski hounds in the 
winter. Working hard, still playing hard 
and growing a family like most of the 
rest. Tuba - give me a call." TPerry 
Smith: "I have become a principal with 
the accounting firm Carlin, Charron & 
Rosen, LLP as of January 1, 1998. 1 am 
heading their financial services unit and 
provide financial, tax and estate planning 
to clients. It is the second largest firm in 
Massachusetts, fourth largest in New 
England." 



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'77 

Carolyn L. Borwick 

Secretary 

95 Haseltine Street 

Bradford, MA 01835 

(978) 372-9006 

cborwick @ sprynet.com 



Greetings classmates! We've heard from 
two long-lost classmates this go-around. 
TColin Kellogg wrote (via e-mail) that 
we may publish his e-mail address. It is: 
amskeptic@mindspring.com. Colin chose 
not to "launch into a trite show-and-tell 
of my life, so I won't." He did say, how- 
ever, that he will be at the 25th Reunion. 
TWe also heard from Valerie Russell- 
Pavier (nee Turner). She nearly made it 
to the 20th, but chose the south of France 
instead. Who could blame her? Her news: 
"I'm living in London - working in tele- 



vision and films doing continuity. Fifteen 
years ago I married a composer and we 
had two children, Kate (ten) and Freddie 
(five) - now divorced - the children live 
with me and he lives in the next road - 
all very amicable. At Christmas I bought 
an old village house in Northern France 
and now spend my time commuting 
between London and Picardie - with and 
without children - and writing a book 
about my hectic and hedonistic live. I 
would love to hear from anyone passing 
through either England (0171-228-7382) 
or France (03-23-97-84-15)." TI (Carrie) 
saw Vickie Murphy recently - over wine 
and good gossip at her house. She saw 
me at the YMC A, but said I was "too 
sweaty" to say hello to. TKate 
Tewksbury and I keep in touch, and we 
will be visiting her, Tom and the kids in 
June when we all drive down to 
Baltimore for a stay with them. TTracie 
Fornaro is still doing well - living in 
Newton and raising a wonderful son in 
Alex. She works at Bronner Slosberg in 
Boston - back in recruiting and loving it. 
TI am enjoying being at home with the 
challenges involved in raising two ram- 
bunctious children. Now that Val and 
Colin have set an example, we'd love to 
hear from more of you. 



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'78 

Scott M. Pope 

Secretary 

25 Tidewater Farm Road 

Greenland, NH 03840 

(603) 436-2903 

smpope @ nh . ultranet .com 

20th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 



'79 

Avery K. Woodworm 

Secretary 

19 Downfall Road 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(978) 463-2563 



Sandra and Andrew Linn are pleased to 
announce the birth of their first born 
daughter. Olivia Leigh was born February 
2, 1998 at 9:26 a.m. in Northside 
Hospital. She weighed 5 lb. 15 oz. 



36 The Archon — Spring 1998 



'80 



'80 
Secretary Needed 



Cornelia McCarthy DeNey: "Julia 
Curran DeNey, born November 14„ 1997 
joines Nathalie Eastman DeNey age 
two." THelen Mackay-Smith 
Mazarakis: "Andreas Athanassios 
Mazarakis was born June 22, 1997, join- 
ing big brother George (now six) and 
Anna (now four). We are well and happy 
in Montclair." John Wise: "Dad's Home 
Childcare is doing well in its third year of 
operation. I continue at home with my 
two children, Jack, seven and Ellen, four. 
Jack has started organized hockey and 
wants to be a goalie (surprise, surprise). 
Ellen Grace is ruling the roost. Her dad is 
a bit of a pushover. My wife Julie will 
hopefully be attending physician assistant 
school at U.N.E. this June. We are plan- 
ning a get together with Nancy and Chris 
Stafford this spring or summer. Take a 
moment to visit slowlane.com. It's a web 
page with info concerning home dads. 
You can also visit the Southern Maine 
Home Dads Association web page 
through slowlane.com." 



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'81 

Jennifer G. Steward 

Secretary 

715 Main Street 

Boxford, MA 01921 

(978) 352-7694 

jgstewart@earthlink.net 



We have had a lot of new additions to our 
GDA family over the past few months. 
Look out for the potential members of 
GDA Class of 2016! TPeter Brandli 
wrote with news that he is the proud 
father of Peter Jake Brandli, born last 
October. "So now I'm doing the whole 
family thing - moved out to the 'burbs 
(Summit, NJ) and traded in my convert- 
ible for a four door family car. Maybe I 
have finally grown up! Nah!". TRob 
Breed and his wife Heather sent a beauti- 
ful holiday greeting announcing the birth 
of Katherine Corey Breed. Katherine was 
born on November 23rd (71bs., 19in.). 
Baby Kate was welcomed by her three 
proud brothers, Zach, Nick and Eli. 
▼Kristen Russell-Bowley and her hus- 
band Dave also sent an adorable holiday 
photo of their son Evan. Evan joined the 
family late last spring. Kristen and Dave 
report that they are loving parenthood. 
Congratulations to all the new parents 
and lucky babies! Keep the pictures com- 



ing! TDave Brown wrote with news that 
last May he started his own commercial 
real estate brokerage and property man- 
agement firm called Columbia 
Commercial Properties LLC. "The com- 
pany is almost a year old now and doing 
well as the market in the Pacific 
Northwest is excellent. I talk with Breedy 
quite a bit. He has done a good job keep- 
ing me out of the poor house as we start- 
ed the new Company ! This winter I 
enjoyed bringing Coleman (five) and 
Peter (three) up to Mt. Hood to learn how 
to ski. Actually, I got smart and signed 
them up for lessons so they still want to 
go back. I plan to be on the Cape this 
summer for a week or so sometime in 
July. For those who want to call, my new 
work number is (503) 968-2262. TPaul 
Carter e-mailed that life is going well 
for him. "Family life is great! I'm living 
in Deny, NH, with my wife Diane and 
my 13 year old stepson Billy. I am work- 
ing at Exeter Hospital (Exeter Health 
Resources) as an education specialist. 
When I'm not at the hospital I'm teach- 
ing at one of a number of local colleges, 
as well as doing some computer consult- 
ing. We went to a Governors home bas- 
ketball game this past winter. Even 
though they have the new facilities, we 
still crammed into the same gym to watch 
an outstanding basketball game. It was 
great to see so many familiar faculty 
faces. It's great to hear so many class- 
mates are doing well. I'd love to hear 
from you guys! You can e-mail me at 
pcarter@mountain.mv.com." TClarissa 
Dane sent a postcard from San Francisco 
with news that things are really heating 
up with her singing career. The single 
"We Will Always Survive" will be on the 
"Friends for Life" CD with other duets to 
benefit breast and prostate cancer 
research. "The solo CD I'm working on 
is scheduled for release by the end of the 
summer/fall. (Thanks in particular to Lyn 
McCarthy for shining a flashlight on me 
while she directed me on how to hold a 
hairbrush like a microphone!). While in 
San Francisco I got to meet Vinca 
Weatherly's daughter Julianna - we had 
a blast! Send my love to Jen, Vinca, Lisa, 
Kathy, Peter B. and Squirrel (how's our 
bet going?). My e-mail address is 
cdane@aol.com. Also a websight has 
been set up at www.thecafe.com/clarissa/. 
TMy husband Chris and I recently saw 
Joanne Leary and her husband Roy. 
Sadly, it was on the occasion of her 
father's death this past March. I know 
many GDA alumni have fond memories 
of visits to the Leary's house. Mr. Leary 




was always so fun and inviting. Our 
thoughts are with you and your family, 
Joanne. TAntea von Henneberg sent 
word that she is "surviving El Nino in 
San Francisco by paddling in my ark." 
She is working on writing an internation- 
al cookbook and resource guide to the 
ethnic neighborhoods of the city. 
Katherine O'Leary was out for a visit in 
September. "We had a great time in San 
Francisco and then went to a wedding in 
Scottsdale, AZ. Hope you're all staying 
dry!" TAs always, I loved hearing from 
everyone! Happy Spring! Keep the cards 
and e-mails coming - jgsteward@ earth- 
link, net. 



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Nancy Lord Wickwire 

Secretary 

33 Caron Road 

Bedford, NH 03110 

(603) 472-8993 

anwick@worldnet.att.net 



Andrew Page writes, "I've been working 
for Peace Action in California for the past 
bunch of years. Peace Action lobbies to 
end U.S. weapons sales to dictators, stop 
U.S. military intervention and cut funding 
for nuclear weapons design and produc- 
tion. I'm the membership director for 
California. I may be moving to D.C. to 
work at our national office. Also, I am 
fulfilling the San Francisco stereotype of 
playing music and being artsy. Its a great 
place and I love living here, but I miss 
New England, especially autumn. Peace, 
Ya'll!" TAnother "infrequent flier" in 
The Archon class notes pages, Rick 
Brown writes, "My wife Anne and I have 
been living up in Turner, ME, for the last 
year. About 40 minutes north of Portland. 
It is a small farming community best 
known for the DeCoster Egg Farm, 
largest producer of eggs in the world and 
exploiter of migrant workers! I joined a 
group of two other opthamologists [note: 
Rick's handwriting is barely legible, so 
it's possible that he is not an opthamolo- 
gist; or that the spelling is incorrect] and 
do eye surgery in Lewiston, Norway and 
Farmington. Anne is in internal medicine 
at St. Mary's in Lewiston. Life is good. 
Very busy. We purchased a beautiful little 
[note: handwriting is again difficult. 
Looks like "furry louse" but is probably] 
farm house on a nice bit of land. Now if 
we could only find time to have chil- 
dren.... Best wishes!" TBill Dee has an 
e-mail address: deew@pennie.com, and 
sends this news: "Sorry I missed the 
Reunion. Still in NYC at Pennie and 



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Edwards, got married to Christina Dalzell 
(now Dee) on Sept. 13, 1997 in 
Newburyport. Kriggy was at the wedding 
- his wife works at Pennie so I see him 
pretty regularly. Send your e-mail 
addresses to me! It's easier to stay in 
touch that way!" YHeather (Vickers) 
Ryan has "nothing interesting to report 
other than that Joe, Ashley and I bought a 
1995 family wagon in December and it 
was the first time any of us have owned a 
car that is less than 15 years old!!" You 
may recall that Heather had a car during 
senior year at GDA that had push-button 
gears and fender fins. TChapman Mayo 
reports from St. Paul that he and Lohini 
are in the middle of remodeling their 
house and are deep in construction woes. 
"Hazen has been sleeping in a 'pack & 
play' in our bathroom for six months! 
We're hoping she won't need therapy 
later to resolve any 'issues.' Other than 
that, Hugh (age two-and-a-half in 
December) and Hazen (age 14 months in 
December) are tons of fun and being a 
parent is definitely rewarding." Chap sent 
his notes in to me in December, so they 
missed the last issue. Hopefully by the 
time this issue of The Archon is printed 
(mid summer) the "construction woes" 
will be over! TMartha (Lawlor) 
Krauch writes that she, husband Gary 
and daughter Emily are all enjoying life 
in Chelmsford, MA. "I am still loving my 
job as a fourth grade teacher in nearby 
Westford. Emily will be three in June and 
keeps us very busy in our spare time. We 
are expecting child number two in June. 
Emily is looking forward to having a 
baby sister or brother to take care of (i.e. 
boss around). She takes after her father!" 
TClaire (Dober) Danaher sent a 
lengthy postcard in December, but unfor- 
tunately missed the deadline. Luckily, she 
also sent an e-mail update in time for this 
issue. Claire was pregnant at Reunion 
and gave birth to a baby girl on October 
14th! Phoebe Eleanor was five weeks 
early, but very healthy. Claire moved to 
NYC in January, where her husband, Bill, 
is now the full time curate at Grace 
Episcopal Church on Broadway and 10th. 
If you are in NYC on Easter, be sure and 
drop by for the 9:00 a.m. service, as 
Phoebe will be baptized! Claire describes 
her current employment as "development 
consultant specializing in infants and 
under exclusive contract to five-month- 
old Phoebe Danaher in NYC. She's really 



the best baby in the world, and Bill and I 
are so grateful for not only her health but 
also for her cheerful spirit. Oh, she does 
have her Arsenic Hours, but she's a joy 
nonetheless." Claire also puts in a plug 
for reunion attendance: "That was such a 
fabulous blast. I really do recommend 
reunions for any and all!" TAlso in NYC 
is John Nye. "Here's the latest news. I 
am still at Sotheby's and have recently 
been promoted to Vice President. My 
area of expertise is American Furniture. I 
handle all aspects of the sale process 
except actually being the auctioneer. We 
had baby number two on October 14. 
(Coincidence: same day as Phoebe 
Danaher.) Her name is Hannah Marie 
Nye and she is a joy. She is also only the 
third female child in the Nye family dur- 
ing the last 100 years! Son Tupper, age 
five, is crazy for winter sports, i.e. skiing, 
skating, ice fishing and Kathy Nye is 
busy being a mom and doing personal 
property appraisals." TBrandon Clark 
writes, "Hi everyone! I'm still up in San 
Francisco working for Phantom of the 
Opera and commuting back to L.A every 
weekend. Drew and I are looking into 
adopting a Chinese orphan, a very long 
and involved process." TElizabeth 
Wells Bunten writes: " My husband 
William and I had a daughter on 
November 30th, 1997, Aurora Hope, and 
are loving parenthood. Also have a new 
house (and a new address): 4368 Niagara 
Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107." TSloan 
Tyler sends this news: "I am at the Coast 
Guard Academy teaching Criminal 
Justice and loving it. Madison (daughter) 
and I just returned from Disney - we had 
a ball. I am planning a trip to Mongolia 
as part of a Departmetn of Defense 
Defense Institute for Legal Studies. I will 
teach Fundamentals of Military Criminal 
Justice and can't wait! Thakns to Bobby 
Low for the LAX tips, my Coast Guard 
team looks great !"▼ Robert Low sent 
some brief class notes: "Good to se 
GDA's boy's hockey and girl's hoops teas 
at Holderness this winter. Heading to 
Florida again for lacrosse camp this 
spring. Will spend summer in the boom- 
ing metropolis of Canaan, NH, again. 
Heb Evans lacrosse statistics in an old 
folder: GDA 12... Holderness 3 in 
1982!!" TDerrick Perkins writes, "I've 
moved my family north to Wolfboro, NH. 
This summer I'm going to take my wife 
Michele and my son little Derrick over to 



Center Harbor by boat to surprise Mark 
Nichols at his parent's lake house!" 
▼Jerome Sweeney opened a law prac- 
tice with a partner on September 22, 
1997. The firm is Keough & Sweeney 
and they have an office in Pawtucket, RI, 
as well as a satellite office in Boston. He 
tries to keep in touch with Derrick 
Perkins and says that the last time they 
spoke, Derrick was moving his relatively 
new family to New Hampshire. TNancy 
(Lord) Wickwire: Hi everyone. I am 
loving my new job in court administra- 
tion. I enjoyed the nitty gritty trial work I 
did as a Public Defender but not the gru- 
eling hours and the stress! Now I see the 
trials and follow the cases, but as an 
observer and administrator. It's fun. It's 
stress-free. My husband Andy and I are 
expecting baby number two in 
September. Fast Eddie (turned three on 
March 21) is currently in deep denial on 
the subject. "Baby Brother" or "Baby 
Sister" sounds fine in theory, but I think 
the real thing is going to rock his world. 
Andy will finish his MBA program in 
May and has started the job search. 
Anyone in the market for an MBA/JD in 
the New Hampshire/northern 
Massachusetts area, give us a shout! 
Cheers! 



'83 



'83 

Caroline S. Krause 

Secretary 

242 Locust Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(978) 777-2801 



15th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 



Hi to all my friends and classmates out 
there in GDAland! We are all doing well 
and keeping busy these days it seems! 
I've been back on the east coast for three 
years now. I still miss San Francisco and 
the GDA west coast contingent. TBart 
Calder and his wife Penny are busy with 
their home in Los Gatos, CA. Bart is 
busy at SunSoft these days. They also 
have a large menagerie of wonderful ani- 
mals as well. I'm especially jealous of the 
horses. The dogs, cats, birds and other 
fauna keep them on the move. It has been 
too long since we were all at the SF 
Giants game you two! I'm headed west 
for Thanksgiving in Santa Cruz, so plan 
on getting stuck with me for a day while 



38 The Archon — Spring 1998 



I'm out there! And that goes for Sarah 
Breed and David Agger too ! 
TLaurianne (Nester) Murphy and her 

wonderful husband Mark are living the 
great life in the big apple! Mark is a 
financial whirlwind on Wall Street and 
Laurianne is taking on the publishing 
world as Advertising Director of All 
About You magazine for Petersen 
Publishing. It is a magazine targeting the 
"tween" market of pre-teen girls 
wrestling with all those issues we strug- 
gled with on our way to the GDA years. 
It is on magazine shelves nationwide and 
is keeping our little LA very busy. She 
still finds the time though to be the per- 
fect hostess and dear friend when she 
coaxes me down to NYC every few 
months. TTricia (Quinn) MacDonald 
has been relocated with her husband 
Doug from Quarter Horse Lane in 
Monroe, CT, to the sunny shores of 
Jacksonville, FL. The twins, Shannon and 
Jennifer, keep her running. They are quite 
the little internet surfers at age three and 
are showing their little sister Meagan the 
way of the web. Tricia occasionally finds 
time to squeeze in a tennis game here and 
there. She would love to hear from 
friendly faces in the area. She won't be 
able to make Reunion, alas, but will be 
up in Boxford visiting her parents in late 
July and early August. Bar-B-Q at my 
house. Everyone is invited. Let's plan it! 
TSpeaking of planning! Please plan on 
having the time of your lives at Reunion! 
The 5th was fun, the 10th was great! The 
15th is going to be tremendous! Peter 
Riley and his wife have volunteered to 
host another reunion bash that weekend 
at their home in East Kingston. For those 
of you who made it to the party at our 
10th, I needn't say more. For those of 
you planning to attend Reunion, this is a 
must. Peter is a busy attorney these days 
and would love to play some hockey 
again with any of the guys in the area. 
Mike George, where are you? TPatsy 
O'Malley and I had a great time catching 
up at the Grog in Newburyport after a 
recent GDA Phonathon. She is still doing 
the banking thing in Andover and lives 
near the beaches of Hampton, NH. Lucky 
girl! She keeps in touch with Kathy 
Sullivan and would love to get in touch 
with Chris Ginsberg and the old track 
team crew! Mr. Sperry we still wonder 
how you ever put up with such a rowdy 
bunch. You are the best! TSpeaking of 
Chris Ginsberg, I got a call from him 
last night! He is married and living in 
Kingston. I promised we would get 
together soon. The czarina misses him 



tremendously! TAnd while I'm in that 
neighborhood I can stop in on my dear 
friends Liz and Pete Ross. Pete is still at 
TASC in Reading, MA. They just built a 
new home and are expecting a daughter 
in early June to keep their three-year-old 
son Charles company. They also live in, 
yes, Kingston. Hmmm... three classmates, 
one town, cool! Sounds like a party for 
the class in southern New Hampshire is a 
great location! TWhich brings me to still 
more news. Lori Whitney has reopened 
the Green Bean on Water restaurant and 
is doing a terrific lunch business. She 
reports sighting Steve and Erica 
Nicholson, Peter Riley, Mark Whitney 
'81, Kristen Russell-Bowley '81 and 
Dottie Bragdon as recent customers. The 
food is fabulous, the soup delicious, the 
burritos and enchiladas are the best I've 
had since San Francisco. Anyone any- 
where nearby must have lunch there 
soon. You will soon be bringing in every- 
one you know. Bart Calder please let 
everyone at Sun know that the Green 
Bean is back! It is just 3000 miles east! 
TErica (Walberg) Nicholson and Steve 
Nicholson are busy with the antiques and 
interior design business. Their daughter 
Olivia, now five, is also an avid computer 
whiz and loves to net surf with mom and 
dad. THope Williams is still chuckling 
over the nostalgia of our most recent 
class letter full of 80's flashbacks. She 
told me she went out the next day to get a 
full dose of 80's nostalgia at the movies 
watching the Wedding Singer. MTV - we 
are the MTV generation! THeidi 
Heasley Ford and her husband Charlie 
had a healthy 9 lb. 11 oz. baby boy on 
January 26, 1998. His name is Peter 
Weston Ford and he joins older brother 
Nat, age two. TDavid Agger is a partner 
at Genesis Merchant Group Securities, an 
investment bank in San Francisco, CA. 
He looks forward to seeing Greg Ehrlich 
and Jon Gibbs and their families at the 
Reunion. TLetty Kerai is looking for- 
ward to Reunion. She is the mother of "a 
very active and curious little boy." 
Alexander Daniel Kerai was born May 
15, 1997. Letty has taken a leave from 
elementary teaching to spend time with 
Alexander. She and her husband Adil are 
anxiously awaiting the spring so they can 
bring Alexander to the Boston Public 
Garden where they were married in July 
of 1995. TWell that's about all I have 
room for this time! Keep your cards and 
letters coming and please include e-mail 
addresses if possible. I seem to be getting 
more e-mail all the time. My own address 
is going to change next month. But I will 



include it in the next class letter! Until 
then, be safe and well - and remember 
that Reunion is coming! You might not 
ever be forgiven if you don't attend! 



'84 



'84 

Cathleen Riley Scerbo 

Secretary 

360 High Street 

Hampton, NH 03842 

(603) 926-4079 

scerbo@nh.ultranet.com 



Hi all! Hope this finds you all well and 
enjoying the spring! I don't have much 
news this go around, but what I have is 
certainly exciting. TDeDe Daley 
Warren writes that she had her second 
child, Nicholas David, last June 29th. 
"He is adorable and growing bigger and 
bigger everyday!" She also updated me 
that she has rejoined the New England 
alumni contingency ! Shortly after 
Nicholas was born, they moved to 
Waitsfield, VT, (near Sugarbush) and 
they love it - especially being back in the 
area. She writes, "We would love to see 
anyone who lives in the area." She is 
looking forward to catching up with 
GDA friends now that she is back on the 
East Coast. Congratulations on your new 
addition and welcome back! Just in time 
for the 15th Reunion in '99. TEric 
Marshall also wrote with news of a new 
family addition. He and his wife Jennifer 
just had their first child, a daughter, Leah 
Elizabeth, on April 18, 1997. He writes, 
"She is keeping us very busy now that 
she is crawling and on the verge of walk- 
ing!" He still sees Joe DiNanno and Jeff 
Wallace and was able to visit with Mark 
Brewer who was visiting from Arizona 
recently. Apparently they are all doing 
well. Eric also reported that he and 
Jennifer just bought a new house in 
Byfield in a great family neighborhood. 
Congratulations on Leah and the house! 
You definitely won't have any excuses 
for missing the 15th Reunion either! TI 
regularly get e-mails from Harry 
Taormina these days. He and wife Becky 
are doing very well and enjoying Virginia 
Beach life. His business is still thriving 
and we are hoping to get together this fall 
during my W&M ten-year reunion. Can't 
wait to meet Becky and catch up! He 
writes, "Give everyone my best!" and is 
planning the trek north for the 15th for 
sure. TAs promised, Gerry Tallman 
kindly sent me an e-mail to update us on 
his latest family addition. Peter Cameron, 
who was born on February 25th and 
weighed in at 8 lbs 13 oz. and was 22 



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Class Notes 



inches long. Hopefully he is sleeping 
well for you by now! Congratulations to 
your family on his arrival! TFinally, Dan 
and I have taken the baby plunge one 
more time - we are expecting again in 
early August. I have had a bit more of a 
struggle with it this time - more fatigue 
than before, but then two kids and a full 
time job will do that to you anyway. My 
boys are doing very well. Sean has start- 
ed recognizing written words lately. We 
are amazed since he is only three and a 
half. It may be perfectly normal, but we 
are tooting his horn quite loudly these 
days anyway. At the same time, Drew is 
starting to talk more and more. It is so 
cool watching them have a conversation 
without any interpretation from Dan and 
me. Of course the sibling rivalry has also 
reared its ugly head. I'm sure I'm not 
going to like watching that part of their 
relationship over the years. Work is going 
exceptionally well for me. I have had a 
great time the last year at Liberty in 
Portsmouth, mostly due to the project I 
am on and the great people on my team. I 
have really had the chance to tackle the 
huge challenge of creating a network 
solution for application servers on a wide 
area network. We went live with our first 
release in December and a second release 
in March and so far everything is running 
smoothly. Dan has gotten into some Web 
development at his job and I've come to 
the conclusion that I definitely married a 
geek. He is reading Java books for plea- 
sure! Ahhh!! Keep in touch and start 
thinking about your plans for June '99. 



'86 



'85 



'85 

Nathalie E. Ames 

Secretary 

2337 N. Commonwealth Avenue 

Apartment IE 

Chicago, IL 60614 

(773) 883-1325 




'86 

Jennifer L. Dupre 

Secretary 

17 Partridge Lane 

Boxford, MA 01921 

(978) 887-1988 



'87 



Alexandra Marculewicz: 'Alex is still 
living in Prague, working for KAPR & 
Co. graphic design and singing with the 
alternative acoustic band Deep Sweden. 
Deep Sweden released their CD 'Maiden 
Prague' in November 1997 and have been 
touring in Europe ever since. She is hav- 
ing one adventure after another. If any 
GDA friends get to Prague in the next 
year, look her up. Her address is c/o 
Jaromir Stepan, Cerinova 3, 1300 00 
Praha 3, Czech Republic. Home phone: 
(420 2) 697-2263. Work phone: (420 2) 
9614 7216. E-mail: zoolex@terminal.cz. 
Best wishes and love to the Class of '86 
from her mom." TKaren (Rybicki) 
McCann: "My husband William and I 
welcomed our daughter Nora Kathleen 
into the world on February 23, 1998 at 7 
lbs. 7 oz.!" TMelissa (Dyer) McLallen: 
"Just had a second blessing - born 
February 11, 1998, Christopher George. 
Only 16 months younger than his big 
brother Robbie. I'm still a pharmacist for 
CVS in Virginia, but work only on the 
weekends - my primary job is mother- 
hood! Hope to visit GDA this summer - 
Virginia is not New England. Hope 
everyone is doing well. Look us up if you 
come to the area!" TLindsay Seward: 
"Engaged to marry Allyse Frieswyk in 
September 1998. The wedding will be 
held in Manchester, MA. I am the North 
East Regional Sales Manager for a quali- 
ty systems registrar and Allyse is a clini- 
cal therapist for Harvard Vanguard 
Medical Assoc. We currently live in 
Charlestown, MA. Hello to all of my 
friends!" TGene Taft: "I got a new job 
with an international mining company in 
the shale/talc division which is keeping 
me quite busy. I get to travel a lot, mostly 
to the upper Yukon area of Canada, 
which is fun." TSusan Wallem: "Passed 
my test. Now am an official real estate 
broker, renting private homes short term, 
here in Lincoln, NH." 



Dinah Daley '85, Becky (Chase) Werner 
'85, Esmee Huggard Williams and husband 
Ken, Natalie Ames, Michael Huggard '85. 



'87 

Pamela L. Paradee 

Secretary 

169 Bellevue Street 

Winooski, VT 05404 

(802) 655-7618 

tparadee@edmunds.kl2.vt.us 



Well... here goes, first article as Secretary. 
TAmy Mack has done an outstanding 
job over the years with keeping us all in 
touch with what we're each doing in our 
lives at this point. Amy commended me 
for my timing with announcing the birth 
of my son, saying, "Having a baby was a 
great ploy as Secretary... guaranteed to 
get news back!" She's looking forward to 
just reading the next Archon that she did- 
n't have to write for. You've earned it! ! 
Tit seems many of us have had some 
changes happening or coming up in our 
lives between jobs, moving, marriages 
and births. My husband Troy and I were 
blessed with a very beautiful, healthy 
son, Tucker Davis Paradee, on February 
10, 1998. He is an absolute joy. As many 
of you know who've already experienced 
this miracle of life, every moment of the 
day brings a new smile, smirk, squirm 
and sound from these little ones. TRic 
Woodie announced that his wife Michele 
gave birth to a wonderful little boy, Jack, 
on September 9, 1997. They're all doing 
well in Virginia. He hasn't seen Taylor 
Twining since 1994 and wanted to know 
if then girlfriend, Mollie, has become his 
wife. TYes, Ric, they were married in 
1996 and Taylor and Mollie just had a 
daughter, Madeline, on August 7, 1997. 
They live in Boston's Back Bay and he 
works in sales for ADT Securities. 
TAnita (Russo) Bartschat and her hus- 
band Michael and son Christoph have 
moved from Troy, MI, to Chester, NJ, 
and are expecting baby number two this 
fall. Congrats!! TMike Hart is leading 
the class with three. Mike has a new job 
with Fidelity. TRob DeLena decided 
that it is more fun to be a client of a large 
law firm rather than a lawyer in a large 
law firm. Boston Professional Search was 
born in July and things are going 
extremely well. "We recruit (a.k.a. head 
hunt) lawyers, accountants and sales peo- 
ple. We have been very busy in our first 
year (not too tough in a state with record- 
low unemployment), but would love to 
hear from any prospective GDA grad's 
who are either company officials who 



40 The Archon — Spring 1998 



need employees or potential employees 
who need companies." After a whirlwind 
courtship, Mary Beth Madarasz of 
Malvern, PA, finally gave in and said yes 
to marrying Rob. MB is an attorney with 
the Boston office of Skadden, Arphs, 
Slate, Meagher & Flom. TDavid Miller 
and Jill Packard '88 have their tentative 
wedding date for the fall of 1999. Next 
time you two are in Burlington again, 
stop by or call. Troy and I love 
Waterworks. TLots of people moving 
around. Dave Bonenko has moved from 
Minnesota back to Seattle and is working 
for Gateway Computers. Hey. . .no excuse 
for not e-mailing. TLisa Taplin is mov- 
ing to Maine from Oregon in April to 
work for a printing company doing pub- 
lishing and graphics. She says Helios to 
"Shack" pals Jenn, Kris, Sue, Nicola, 
Airin and Karen. Drop her an e- 
mail... ltaplin@efn.org or call at her dad's 
(978) 388-9898. TPeter Barton has 
moved back to the Boston area from 
Chicago. He is almost through his first 
year of law school at Boston College. 
He's begun fencing competitively again, 
other than just the refereeing he has been 
doing. Good luck to you! TPeter, did you 
happen to run into Buzz Crocker in 
Chicago? He is supervising a Starbuck's 
Coffee there and hoping to enter regional 
training management. TChris 
McMorris will be graduating from 
Columbia University in May with a 
Masters in historic preservation. He and 
his wife, Marianne, plan to move wherev- 
er a job lands them. Europe is pretty his- 
toric, Chris. I hope not that far away, 
though. TAs for traveling... Jason 
Maloney just got back from Siberia 
where he was shooting a special on 
Biological Weapons for Primetime Live 
(ABC News). Very exciting, Jason, we'll 
all watch for it. He writes that Ross 
Shain has moved in as a new roommate, 
however, Ross is traveling the country 
demoing graphics software and they 
rarely see one another. TKip Brown is 
in Boston and working for State Street 
Bank. TCris Dobrosielski says hi to all 
and writes that he, Chris Whynott, Jim 
Budd, Carlos Brockmann '88 and 
James Denman '89 had a great surf trip 
to Puerto Nuevo, Mexico in December. 
Lucky guys! TLisa and Glen Distefano 
have just completed a move to the 
Buckeye State (Ohio). Glen has accepted 
the position of Chief Information Officer 
at Employee Management Services in 
Cincinnati. He hopes all is well with 
everyone and if you are in the area give 
him a call at (5 1 3) 65 1 - 1 1 1 1 or e-mail 



him at glendistefano@csi.com. TAs for 
me, I love being a mom. I have a hard 
time thinking back to how my days were 
filled teaching 18 six and seven year olds, 
meetings, coaching and planning, plan- 
ning, planning. Now, one little six-week- 
old fills all of those hours, even the ones 
that used to be spent sleeping. It certainly 
has given me a new and fulfilling per- 
spective on life. Sure things change, but 
they don't have to stop, I've realized. 
We've been skiing, to the movies, dinner 
and many overnights with Tucker. Troy 
and I just find ourselves taking turns with 
a lot of these things now. Please don't 
feel you have to wait for The Archon 
deadlines to drop me a line. TJenny Rdi 
is living in West Newbury and sharing a 
house with a friend. Six months ago, she 
began working in sales operations at 
Hasbro Interactive so she's been keeping 
herself busy with all sorts of high tech 
games and, needless to say, having lots of 
fun. TDeana Giamette Boyages and her 
husband Rick moved to Columbus, OH, 
and she just had her second child (Alexis 
16 months and Noelle seven weeks as of 
March). She's been researching grad 
school programs at OSU but has been 
kept pretty busy with her two girls. TShe 
reports that Anne Weitzman moved back 
to Massachusetts (to work at Tabor in 
admissions) just as Deana was moving, 
but has been keeping in touch with her 
via e-mail. TJohn Khantzian is in 
Pennsylvania. TDan Morison is in NYC 
working as a trader and loves his high- 
paced job. TOthers are also involved in 
the financial/securities market. David 
Miller just got a job with American 
Express Financial Advisors, as an advi- 
sor, and is very excited about his new 
opportunities. He'll be involved in some 
intensive training and studying in order to 
get his license, but by mid-June will be 
running his own show. TDamon Kinzie 
is working for Edward Jones in South 
Burlington, VT, as a stockbroker and 
bought a house last year. He'd love to 
hear from alumni visiting Burlington and 
reports that he will be seeing Brendon, 
Jason, Jed, etc. at Brendon and Jason's 
bachelor parties in Vegas. TAndy Noel 
sends his regards from "Chicagoland." 
Since he last wrote, he got married (to 
Kate), started a new job (as Assistant 
Athletic Director and Head Hockey 
Coach at Lake Forest Academy), and 
moved to Lake Forest, IL. He has been in 
touch with Chris D'Orio, Alex Moody 
and Derek Sullivan. TChris D'Orio 
was recently married in October and he 
and his wife Dana are living in Boston. 



Chris has recently spoken with David 
Hanlon, Andy Noel, David Walor, John 
Khantzian and Martin Lacroix. He saw 

Sully at Andy and Kate's wedding and 
sends his congratulations to John 
Khantzian and Jennifer Tracy along with 
David Hanlon and Audrey Hegdon. He 
is looking forward to their weddings and 
had a great time at Andy's nuptials. Chris 
sends his regards to Al Moody and Rob 
Studley. TAllan Smith's father sent in 
news that Allan primarily lives in NYC 
where he works as a freelance motion 
picture cameraman. His credits include 
Hush, Addicted to Love, The Crucible, 
The Associate, numerous commercials 
and the second series of OZ for HBO. He 
graduated from Roanoke College in 
1 992, is single, has a nice little sport fish- 
ing boat and loves to fly fish and shoot 
skeet. TJenny Reynolds recently left 
teaching English at Newton South High 
School to concentrate on developing her 
musical interests. She has been playing in 
the Boston area as well as Rhode Island 
and southern New Hampshire and Maine. 
She reports that Jodi Packard '90, Jill 
Packard and Dave Miller '87 have been 
very supportive of her music and she has 
also seen Jon Morisseau and Reg 
Edmonds at a couple of gigs as well. 
Everyone can check out her info at 
www.folkzone.com. We should all look 
for her CD in May! TMark Juba works 
for the Milford Daily News as a sports 
writer and is the beat writer for the New 
England Patriots. He was recently 
engaged to Stacy Drumtra, who is a news 
reporter at the paper. Mark and his 
fiancee are looking forward to seeing 
everyone at the Reunion this summer. 
TKristina von Trapp is teaching skiing 
at Snowmass Mountain in the winter and 
training horses and gardening in the sum- 
mer. Her brother Sam is currently living 
with her and teaches skiing at Snowmass 
in the winter but will be returning to 
Portillo, Chile, in the summer to teach 
skiing down there. In between seasons, 
Kristina reports that she keeps herself 
busy with travel. She's looking forward 
to seeing everyone in June. TArcher des 
Cognets, Jr. is moving back to Colorado 
after being in Boston for the past four 
years. He will be living in Crested Butte 
and attending the Black Canyon Culinary 
School. If anyone is out there, give 
Archer a ring at (970) 349-2539. 
TMeganne Murphy Fabrega and her 
husband Alfonso moved to Seattle recent- 
ly and is "drinking lots of coffee, taking 
baking courses and enjoying the fresh 
air" (i.e., no job yet). She hopes to make 



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Lass Notes 



it to the tenth. Her e-mail is mmmfabre- 
ga@yahoo.com. TMark Edwards has 
been working for the past five years as an 
engineer for Kandall Healthcare, a med- 
ical device manufacturer in Argyle, NY. 
He and his wife Jennifer have an 18- 
month-old son Daniel and are looking 
forward to the tenth Reunion. TLisa 
(Sweeney) Ryan is still living in Kansas 
and teaching at Ottawa University on a 
part-time basis. She was very excited to 
hear about Kara Moheban and Jason 
McLoy's wedding in August. Lisa and 
her husband are expecting their second 
child over the summer (their first is 
Madison Leah b. 1/31/97) and they hope 
to make it to the Reunion. TPaul Bucci 
was married last May and he and his 
wife, Kim, just bought a house in 
Cranston. Paul is on the Cranston School 
Committee and is planning to run for the 
Cranston City Council this year. Paul and 
Kim met up with Ted Smith in Faneuil 
Hall recently for dinner in the North End. 
THugh Ogilvie is working as a criminal 
defense lawyer in north London. He is 
close to becoming a duty solicitor at the 
courts and police stations. He is planning 
to attend the Reunion in June. Hugh is 
still writing record reviews and doing 
volunteer work for drug and homeless 
agencies. He hopes everyone is well and 
enjoying success in whatever they do! 
▼Things are going well for me in 
Boston. I'm currently living in Newton 
and working at Hale and Dorr as a corpo- 
rate lawyer. My husband, Sam, still lives 
in NYC since he is finishing up his pros- 
ecution of a Jamaican crack gang. Once 
the trial is over, he will be moving up and 
will begin work at the U.S. Attorney's 
Office in Boston. To echo the refrain that 
so many of you wrote in your notes: I'm 
very much looking forward to seeing 
everyone at the Reunion. Until 
June... take care. 



'88 

Erika J.S. Buell 

Secretary 

9 Wesley Street, #4 

Newton Corner, MA 02158 

erika.buell @ haledorr.com 



10th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

It was wonderful to hear from so many of 
you. Everyone seems excited about the 
tenth year Reunion and the opportunity to 




see people (in some cases, for the first 
time in ten year). A blanket of congratu- 
lations go out many people got married, 
had children, got new jobs, bought hous- 
es, recorded new CDs, etc. TCharity 
Lombardi is living in West Newbury and 
sharing a house with a friend. Six 
months ago, she began working in sales 
operations at Hasbro Interactive so she's 
been keeping herself busy with all sorts 
of high tech games and, needless to say, 
having lots of fun. TDeana Giamette 
Boyages and her husband Rick moved to 
Columbus, OH, and she just had her sec- 
ond child (Alexis 16 months and Noelle 
seven weeks as of March). She's been 
researching grad school programs at OSU 
but has been kept pretty busy with her 
two girls. tShe reports that Anne 
Weitzman moved back to Massachusetts 
(to work at Tabor in admissions) just as 
Deana was moving, but has been keeping 
in touch with her via e-mail. TJohn 
Khantzian is in Pennsylvania. TDan 
Morison is in NYC working as a trader 
and loves his high-paced job. tOthers are 
also involved in the financial/securities 
market. David Miller just got a job with 
American Express Financial Advisors, as 
an advisor, and is very excited about his 
new opportunities. He'll be involved in 
some intensive training and studying in 
order to get his license, but by mid- June 
will be running his own show. TDamon 
Kinzie is working for Edward Jones in 
South Burlington, VT, as a stockbroker 
and bought a house last year. He'd love 
to hear from alumni visiting Burlington 
and reports that he will be seeing 
Brendon, Jason, Jed, etc. at Brendon and 
Jason's bachelor parties in Vegas. 
TAndy Noel sends his regards from 
"Chicagoland. " Since he last wrote, he 
got married (to Kate), started a new job 
(as Assistant Athletic Director and Head 
Hockey Coach at Lake Forest Academy), 
and moved to Lake Forest, IL. He has 
been in touch with Chris D'Orio, Alex 
Moody and Derek Sullivan. TChris 
D'Orio was recently married in October 
and he and his wife Dana are living in 
Boston. Chris has recently spoken with 
David Hanlon, Andy Noel, David Walor, 
John Khantzian and Martin Lacroix. He 
saw Sully at Andy and Kate's wedding 
and sends his congratulations to John 
Khantzian and Jennifer Tracy along with 
David Hanlon and 
Audrey Hegdon. He is looking forward 



to their weddings and had a great time at 
Andy's nuptials. Chris sends his regards 
to Al Moody and Rob Studley. TAllan 
Smith's father sent in news that Allen 
primarily lives in NYC where he works 
as a freelance motion picture cameraman. 
His credit "include Hush, Addicted to 
Love, The Crucible, The Associate, 
numerous commercials and the second 
series of 'OZ for HBO. He graduated 
from Roanoke College in 1992, is single, 
has a nice little sport fishing boat and 
loves to fly fish and shoot skeet. TJenny 
Reynolds recently left teaching English 
at Newton South High School to concen- 
trate on developing her musical interests. 
She has been playing in the Boston area 
as well as Rhode Island and southern 
New Hampshire and Maine. She reports 
that Jodi Packard 190, Jill Packard and 
Dave Miller 187 have been very support- 
ive of her music and she has also seen 
Jon Morisseau and Reg Edmonds at a 
couple of gigs as well. Everyone can 
check out her info at www.folkzone.com. 
We should all look for her CD in May! 
TMark Juba works for the Milford 
Daily News as a sports writer and is the 
beat writer for the New England Patriots. 
He was recently engaged to Stacy 
Drumtra, who is a news reporter at the 
paper. Mark and his flanc6e are looking 
forward to seeing everyone at the 
Reunion this summer. TKristina von 
Trapp is teaching skiing at Snowmass 
Mountain in the winter and training hors- 
es and gardening in the sunnner. Her 
brother Sam is currently living with her 
and teaches skiing at Snowmass in the 
winter but will be returning to Portillo, 
Chile, in the summer to teach skiing 
down there. In between seasons, Kristina 
reports that she keeps herself busy with 
travel. She's looking forward to seeing 
everyone in June. T Archer des Cognets, 
Jr. is moving back to Colorado after 
being in Boston for the past four years. 
He will be living in Crested Butte and 
attending the Black Canyon Culinary 
School. If anyone is out there, give 
Archer a ring at (970) 349-2539. 
TMeganne Murphy Fabrega and her 
husband Alfonso moved to Seattle recent- 
ly and is "drinking lots of coffee, taking 
baking courses and enjoying the fresh 
air" (i.e., no job yet). She hopes to 
make&@ 'the tenth. Her e-mail ismmm- 
fabrega@ yahoo.com. TMark Edwards 
has been working for the past five years 



42 The Archon — Spring 1998 



as an engineer for Kandall Healthcare, a 
medical device manufacturer in Argyle, 
NY. He and his wife Jennifer have an 
1 8-month-old son Daniel and are looking 
forward to the tenth Reunion. YLisa 
(Sweeney) Ryan is still living in Kansas 
and teaching at Ottawa University on a 
part-time basis. She was very excited to 
hear about Kara Moheban and Jason 
McLoy's wedding in August. Lisa and 
her husband are expecting their second 
child over the summer (their first is 
Madison Leah b. 1/31/97) and they hope 
to make it to the Reunion. TPaul Bucci 
was married last May and he and his 
wife, Kim, just bought a house in 
Cranston. Paul is on the Cranston School 
Committee and is planning to run for the 
Cranston City Council this year. Paul 
and Kim met up with Ted Smith in 
Faneuil Hall recently for dinner in the 
North End. THugh Ogilvie is working 
as a criminal defense lawyer in north 
London. He is close to becoming a duty 
solicitor at the courts and police stations. 
He is planning to attend the Reunion in 
June. Hugh is still writing record 
reviews and doing volunteer work for 
drug and homeless agencies. He hopes 
everyone is well and enjoying success is 
whatever they do! TThings are going 
well for me in Boston. I'm currently liv- 
ing in Newton and working at Hale and 
Doff as a corporate lawyer. My husband, 
Sam, still lives in NYC since he is finish- 
ing up his prosecution of a Jamaican 
crack gang. Once the trial is over, he will 
be moving up and will begin work at the 
U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston. To echo 
the refrain that so many of you wrote in 
your notes: I'm very much looking for- 
ward to seeing everyone at Reunion. 
Until June... take care. 



'89 



'89 

Kristin A. Brown 

Secretary 

GDA Unit 7 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(978) 462-0752 

kbrown@gda.org 



Paolo Josca writes that he is still enjoy- 
ing life in the Big Apple, although he has 
been very busy lately. He has been travel- 
ing a lot to Europe on business (mostly 
London and Milan) and he is still 
involved in international banking. He has 
not heard from any classmates in a while 
and hopes everyone is well. TPatrick 
Riley was married in the fall and moved 
to Sicklerville, NJ. TJessica Cowles 
Pidgeon is still working at Northwind in 



Boston and living in Maiden. She 
bumped in to Joe Crowley around the 
holidays, they go to the same gym. She 
hopes all is well with everyone and can 
not wait to see everyone next year at the 
tenth reunion! TRenee Jespersen gradu- 
ates from Tulane medical school in May. 
Dr. Jespersen will then be moving to 
Washington, DC, to begin her residency 
in surgery. TJen Ashare also will be 
graduating from school this spring. She 
will complete her law school education 
from Suffolk and will be spending the 
summer preparing for the bar. We wish 
her the best of luck. TRumors have it 
that M.J. Forrest has been spotted on 
CNN representing the marines during the 
floods in Albany, GA, this spring. TJohn 
Sullivan writes after a long hiatus of 
keeping in touch. He has been working 
for a sports marketing company called 
Advantage International for almost two 
years. He works on the BMW account 
and was fortunate enough to do the Torch 
Relay and attend the opening and closing 
ceremonies (as well as table tennis) of the 
Atlanta Games. John lived in Atlanta for 
a while and then was transferred to 
Stamford, CT, for a brief stint. He just 
recently transferred back to Atlanta in 
January and is preparing for a BMW 
event marketing program. After attending 
Rollins College, he went to Vail, CO, for 
two years to bum around. He taught 
snowboarding in the winter and worked 
at a golf course in the summer. He claims 
summers are by far the best time to visit 
Vail ! John, it was great to hear from you. 
TI hope to hear from more classmates 
who have been out of touch for a while. 
Keep the updates coming and feel free to 
e-mail if that is easier for you. I hope the 
Class of '89 is finding continued success 
and happiness. 



'90 



'90 

Robin A. Remick 

Secretary 

1755 York Avenue, #9H 

New York, NY 10128-6866 

(212)831-4109 

rarbcw@aol.com 

Lori I. Weener 

Secretary 

331 Garden Street, #2 

Hoboken, NJ 07030 

(201)714-7395 



Hello Class of '90. I must apologize to 
those classmates who sent in postcards 
last spring, because I do not believe their 
updates ever got published - we won't let 



that happen again! In any event, our class 
notes are looking quite thin these days so 
I hope everyone will try to write either 
Lori or me in time for the next issue. 
Now that I have finally entered the world 
of the internet and e-mail, it will be much 
easier to send your updates to my elec- 
tronic address (rarbcw@aol.com). TLori 
Weener was recently hired away to a 
new company in NYC (as a result, please 
note that her e-mail address is no longer 
operational). She still works in the cloth- 
ing business and is quickly climbing up 
through the ranks. TAs for me, I am 
engaged to be married; I have a wonder- 
ful new dog, an adorable little Jack 
Russell Terrier puppy; I am in my last 
semester of law school; and I must take 
the New York bar exam at the end of 
July. TAlso last year, I was able to spend 
a lot of time with Nikki Fardy. She 
braved several months in NYC to further 
her dance training at the famous Alvin 
Ailey's dance school in Manhattan. 
During this time, she lived with me and 
called the futon sofa in my apartment 
"home" - it was fun to be roommates 
again after so many years. Now Nikki is 
back in Andover, an even better dancer 
than before, and teaching dance in a local 
studio. TAbout a hundred years ago, I 
received a wonderful and amusing letter 
from Brian Rodgers. In the letter, he 
poured out many interesting tales of his 
life and I will try to pass on a few here 
(hopefully this information will not be 
too dated). Brian works at Salisbury 
School in Connecticut where he teaches 
earth science, coaches lacrosse and works 
in admissions. He writes, "Believe it or 
not, that guy named Dave Smith is my 
companion again. Smitty tutors Salisbury 
students in chemistry, assistant teaches an 
English course and coaches wrestling and 
lacrosse with me. His company is terrific 
and his inclination to enjoy a few 
Guiness is no downfall." Recently, Brian 
traveled extensively throughout Spain 
and recommends the country to anyone 
going to Europe. In addition to traveling 
the world, in his free time, Brian ran the 
Marine Corps Marathon. As for that 
experience, he writes, "At mile 22, 1 was 
in what I would describe as a good deal 
of physical trouble." Brian writes, "I see 
Shaun Toomey over the holidays every 
year and he is doing well. Chad Harlow 
teaches in Florida. Brian Payne is work- 
ing for an investment firm part-time and 
coaching a bunch of international hockey 
studs that are only 15 years old. I enjoy 
Eric Lacroix's antics every once in 
awhile on TV. Has anyone heard from 



The Archon — Spring 1998 43 




Matt Pascucci recently?" (Brian, the last 
address I have for Matt is 40 Beach 
Avenue Swampscott, MA 01907). 
TDavid Johnson is still in Cincinnati, 
making it through grad school. He is try- 
ing to find a smaller, cheaper apartment 
for the fall. He'll be working again this 
summer in Baltimore at an enrichment 
program for pre-high schoolers at J.H.U. 
He writes, "Send me e-mail at 
johdo@email.uc.edu." TGlenn Johnson 
writes, "I keep seeing Norman Price on 
Saturdays at the Jones Library in 
Amherst. He and Ley-an Martin have a 
beautiful daughter named Charlotte. Not 
much has changed since the last time I 
wrote. I would still love to hear from 
anybody at GDA. Courtney Carson, 
Michelle Smith, are you out there? My 
phone number is (413) 253-0261. Please 
call." TPaul Salemme's Squirt B ice 
hockey team won the state championship 
by defeating Needham 5-4 in OT. He 
writes, "We were down 3-0 at the end of 
the first period. We tied the score 3-3 in 
the second period. With five minutes left 
in the third period, Needham scored to 
make it 4-3, but with 50 seconds left, we 
tied the score. The first shift of over time 
we scored! This is Billerica youth ice 
hockey's first state championship in the 
'90s!" 



'91 



'91 

Nicole F. LaTour 

Secretary 

127 W. 56th Street 

New York, NY 10019 

(212) 957-1696 

nicole la tour@miramax.com 



I am out of ideas as to how to start this 
column creatively so I will just go ahead 
and dive in. Congratulations are in order 
for some of our classmates who are get- 
ting their graduate degrees this spring. 
TChuck Rodman will be graduating 
from New England Law School and Mia 
Lindenfelzer is graduating from 
American University Law. Mia is also 
getting married this August in 
Newburyport! TI ran into one of 
Stratton Newbert's roommates here in 
NY who informed me that Stratton is still 
liking his job and that they now live with 
Mike Burke. YKaren Queen is busy 
finishing up her first year at Northeastern 
Law school and is looking forward to 
working in Boston this summer. TJohn 



Whitesides is an assistant strength and 
conditioning coach at Boston College and 
is living in West Roxbury. TCathy 
Burgess has left Fidelity in New 
Hampshire, has a new job in Boston and 
is living at home in Andover saving up to 
move back into Boston this fall. TRuby 
Van Loan is in New Hampshire working 
in Concord as a social work facilitator at 
a private group residence there. She is in 
the midst of finding an apartment in 
Concord and looking forward to spending 
a lot of time at the beach in Ogunquit this 
summer. TJeff Panall is working at the 
Art Institute of Chicago. He loves 
Chicago and is running his own business 
out of his loft with some friends from 
Oberlin. The business is screenprinting 
and it is called "Crosshair." If anyone 
needs any screenprinting I have his 
work's e-mail. Jeff also is still very 
involved with music and his band record- 
ed their first CD this winter. Sorry, I 
don't have the CD title or name of the 
band. Help me out Jeff. TBilly 
Batchelder was here in New York just 
before he was off to Spain and Europe 
for a couple of months. Now I am just 
waiting to see if he will actually come 
back. ▼Jason LaPointe is teaching psy- 
chology, study skills and PE. at the Palm 
Valley School, a private school in Rancho 
Mirage, CA. He is about an hour away 
from L.A. and San Diego and Joshua 
Tree National Park is only 45 minutes 
away. Although he thinks it is one of the 
most beautiful places in the country, the 
mean age is about 65 so he may be mov- 
ing on in June. TCatherine Tuthill and I 
volunteered for the GDA phonathon here 
in NY and, while she and I were having a 
great time, I am not sure our other phone- 
mates were enjoying our banter and 
laughing fits. TI did however have the 
chance to catch up with Steve Reeves 
who is living in D.C. studying art history 
at American University. Steve expressed 
regret at missing out at reunion, but has 
already assured me that he will definitely 
be there for our tenth. TPete Jacobs has 
a new job in SanFran. He is now working 
for a much smaller ad agency where he is 
in charge of print planning for the entire 
line of EA video games. While a far cry 
from his days on the Rice-A-Roni 
account, Pete feels this is a step in the 
right direction. Congrats! Peter is also 
looking forward to a trip back east this 
summer and is investigating how to get 



himself to Cuba this fall, something 
about buying passage in Mexico.... 
Please keep me posted. Peter also men- 
tioned that he was very much enjoying 
my column. Once again I want to remind 
you all that I think this is Peter's way of 
subtly telling us all that he definitely 
would like to be considered for secretary 
next time around... just planting the seed. 
▼Toby Levine is very happy in her new 
diggs on Commonwealth Ave. in Boston. 
She enjoys views of the river and has a 
roofdeck. I think you may be having a 
few guests this summer, Toby. Toby is 
still very happy at her job with interactive 
solutions. TWell that's all folks, I hope 
to hear from more of you the next time. 



'92 



'92 

Joshua C. Lappin 

Secretary 

1677 Beacon Street, #3 

Brookline, MA 02146 

(617) 731-0868 

jlappin@bancroft.pvt.kl2.ma.us 

Summer is here and with it, plenty of 
news from the Class. TPatrick Gervais 
writes that things are quiet in Montreal, 
as he missed the early winter ice storm 
due to a trip to Mexico. Since then, Pat 
has been hoping to hear from Chris 
Rodes and Todd Spain, but has had no 
luck. Pat encourages Todd to return his 
phone calls. Anyone who wants to spend 
time in Montreal, feel free to give Pat a 
call. He's got a big apartment, so I hear. 
TMiles Van Rensselaer is now blowing 
glass with the hope of incorporating it 
into his bronze work. Life as an artist is 
going well so far, but Miles says he con- 
tinually has to fight his urges to go to 
Indonesia. TSteve Aron is an institution- 
al trader in NYC where he is "single and 
loving it." TErin Elwell is still working 
at Harvard Medical School. TGrace 
Jeanes is still working at Harvard as 
well, in the business school. Grace had a 
very enjoyable winter, as she was a big 
fan of the U.S. women's hockey team, 
and then captured the Dartmouth-Tuck 
Hockey Tournament title with the 
Harvard Business School women's ice 
hockey team, affectionately called "Babes 
on Blades." TJen Noon writes that she 
enjoyed seeing everybody at the Reunion 
and the Holiday Gathering. She has kept 
in touch with Jon Karon '93, Heather 
Iram and Kate Atkins, who is in 



44 The Archon — Spring 1998 




Lynda Bromley (I.) and Nancy Bailey (2nd 
from r.) with Lolita and Juan Domingnez 'P93 in 
Tenerife Canary Islands over spring break 

Philadelphia. TTara Ryan is now living 
in Waltham and working in Andover at 
Ryan Financial Advisors. Since graduat- 
ing from Boston College, Tara has 
become a licensed broker and financial 
advisor. Tara writes that she is having dif- 
ficulty locating Colin Nix and would like 
anyone who knows anything about him to 
look her up and fill her in. TAmy 
Daniels has a new job in Boston at 
Thomson Financial Services. She is 
enjoying her new position as the Market 
Communications Coordinator. 



'93 



'93 

Saundra E. Watson 

Secretary 

8 1 Governor Winthrop Road 

Somerville, MA 02145 

(617) 776-5286 



From what I am hearing, everyone is psy- 
ched for Reunion. I know I am! TShawn 
Markey says things are going great in 
Texas. He has started baseball and classes 
end in May. Shawn sends his best to 
everyone. TNicole Simkins is graduat- 
ing in May then going to Australia, 
Hawaii and Fiji (after Reunion). Nicole 
says she is sorry there was no Grog party 
over Christmas. TAngela Ives is work- 
ing in Washington at the National 
Council for Adoption doing fundraising. 
▼Coral Keith is getting married on 
September 26 in Martha's Vineyard. 
Right now she is still in Hawaii planning 
for the big day. Congratulations, Coral! 
▼Mark Ferrara is in Navy flight school 
and will be a qualified pilot in about one 
and a half years. He hopes to make it to 
Reunion. ▼Use Abusamra is busy going 
through admission applications at Vassar 
and training for a half-marathon and a 
marathon. Good for you, Use! ▼James 
Morse is finishing the police academy 
and he can't wait to get on the streets. 
Jim will also be at Reunion in June. 
▼Heather Smith translated a book for her 
thesis and is in the process of getting it 



published. She is working at a PR agency 
in Boston and loves it. ▼Ingrid 
Eilertson Cunny and her husband are 
both in school and will graduate in May. 
Ingrid still talks to Keri Mulloy who is 
living with her boyfriend and modeling in 
L.A. ▼Lissa Murnane is working for a 
senator in Boston and loves being on 
CNN occasionally. She has talked to 
Shirani Wickramasinghe who is almost 
done school and can't wait for Reunion. 
▼I got a light night phone call from 
Brad Conway last month and a call from 
Dana Pascucci. It was great catching up 
with them and both are excited about 
Reunion. ▼Jon Karon is working like a 
fiend in Boston. He's bored and wants 
people to give him a call (781) 271-7656. 
▼As for me, I am extremely busy, as 
usual. I am excited about Reunion and 
can't wait to see everyone. 



'94 



'94 

Kristen L. Marvin 

Secretary 

2140 L Street NW, #704 

Washington, DC 20037 

(202) 496-0726 

marvs@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu 



GDA puck legend Brandy 
Fisher '94 received the Kazmaier 
Award, which recognizes the 
NCAA women's hockey player of 
the year. Her stellar efforts this sea- 
son capped off an outstanding col- 
lege career. She retired as UNH's 
all-time top scorer with 127 goals 
and 109 assists for a total of 236 
points. Her 1997-98 season tallies 
of 40 goals and 37 assists made her 
the nation's leading scorer. Her 
exploits have won kudos in The 
New York Times, The Boston Globe, 
The Boston Herald and 
Schoolsports, a publication cele- 
brating Boston-area athletes. 

Under her leadership, the UNH 
Wildcats won the first-ever US 
National Women's Collegiate 
Hockey Championship this March. 
Captain Fisher will graduate this 
year with a degree in Exercise 
Physiology. 



Well, for most of us graduation is just 
around the corner. I am graduating with a 
BA in electronic media and a minor in 
Spanish. ▼Leon Rodriguez is graduat- 
ing from Boston University with a BS in 
advertising and is applying to school for 



his Masters in graphic and new media 
design. ▼Mike Foster would like to say 
hello to everyone and hopes that every- 
one is doing well. He is graduating in 
May and wants to express that his current 
course in meditation is supposed to help 
him open his mind and visualize his 
future. His prediction. ..two-man luge 
with Jim Cavanaugh in the 2002 
Olympics. ▼Chunbai Zhang is graduat- 
ing in the spring with a BS in chemistry. 
He hopes to travel this summer to Japan 
or Russia before entering med school (he 
hasn't yet chosen which one). He sees 
Ksenija Topic '95 who is doing well at 
Haverford. ▼Karen Hesselbach has an 
internship with Joyner Sports medicine 
which she really enjoys. She graduates 
from Gettysburg this may. ▼Tom Collett 
went skiing in Switzerland and in April 
will be in San Diego. His e-mail is tf.col- 
let@student.unimaas.nl. VSee you next 
Arch on. 



'95 



'95 

Laura B. Barnes 

Secretary 

2045 S McClintock Drive, #116 

Tempe, AZ 85282 

(602)446-8105 

lbbarnes@asu.edu 

Our class sure has been busy traveling 
around. ▼Deb Barry spent last semester 
in Spain and managed to visit other 
places in Europe as well. ▼Eric 
Whittier spent spring break in 
Breckenridge, CO, but when not on vaca- 
tion he is still a part of the training staff 
at Vanderbilt. Eric is hoping to spend his 
summer in Nashville working as an 
intern. ▼Louis Olerio escaped to South 
Padre Island in the Gulf of Mexico dur- 
ing his spring break and visited Miami 
during Christmas break where he caught 
up with Jason Greenberg '96. If you are 
looking for Louis this summer you can 
find him in Dallas. It will be his first 
summer away from home (be careful 
Louis, Dallas gets really hot in the sum- 
mer!). ▼Tim Gould is still at UMASS 
Boston studying broadcasting. He spent 
some time with Chris Dubois over 
Christmas break. The two had a blast and 
both are doing well. ▼Dave Wilkens is 
also doing well up in Maine at Colby 
College and says "Hello!" ▼Munjong 
Kolss has been busy in Germany since 
leaving GDA after junior year. He has 
finished serving his 1 3-month civil ser- 
vice and started at Kiel University last 
October; where he is currently studying 
biological sciences. Munjong can be 



The Archon — Spring 1998 45 




reached at mjkolss@aol.com. TEd 
Guzman can be found in New York City 
this summer where he'll be interning at 
The New York Times and living in the 
dorms at NYU. He's really excited about 
the opportunity. Ed has been busy as the 
sports editor at Stanford. He writes, "The 
section has looked dynamic, and there 
has been satisfaction there. I'm rooming 
with Jim Young, a V 1" center for the 
basketball team. So if you watch ESPN 
and they show him, you can say, 'Oh, 
that's Ed's roomie!' He's a down-to-earth 
fellow who is really cool. Of course, we 
always joke around about how funny it is 
that the sports editor lives with one of the 
leading men on the basketball team. 
Small world, I tell you." TAdam 
Tagliamonte is still playing music, but 
he can be found this summer on San 
Salvador Island on a Whittaker Grant tak- 
ing water samples and will study them 
once he returns. TLiz Bruno is at the 
University of Miami where she is major- 
ing in finance and interning at Merrill 
Lynch, which she loves!! She writes, 
"I'm hoping to go to graduate school and 
get my MBA so I can go into investment 
banking. Who would have thought? 
Definitely not me, but I'm really happy." 
Liz sees Samantha Goldworm '97 
often, especially since they live in the 
same dorm, and still keeps in touch with 
Judy Sethna and Ann-Marie Angelil. 
Liz does miss Meg Murphy and hopes to 
hear from her soon! VI was so surprised 
to receive a postcard from Jason Harris. 
He writes, "Last time I saw you was way 
back in 1992, freshman year! I have 
received many postcards from you and I 
finally decided to write you. Well it's 
been a while so I've done a lot of things 
since then. As you probably remember, I 
didn't graduate with you because I wasn't 
asked back the next year for reasons I 
could not control (missing a lot of class 
time by being in the infirmary and having 
an operation). The numerous school work 
piled up and was too much for me to han- 
dle. I ended up going to a local public 
high school, Lynn Classical, and graduat- 
ed from there in '95. Immediately after 
graduation I went to school during the 
summer in Watertown to learn how to 
install automobile electronics. I worked 
in this dead-end field for two years, until 
I realized that the only way to make some 
decent money is to own your own store. 
So I decided to take a risk and make a 



change. Still living at home and getting 
some financial aid, I was able to go to a 
technical college (R.E.T.S. Electronic 
Schools, in Boston). While I was attend- 
ing this electronics school I was fortunate 
enough to attain an internship position as 
a part-time computer field engineer at 
Fidelity Investments in Boston! It was, 
and still is, rough going to school all day, 
going to work all night, and then com- 
muting home from Boston to Lynn (about 
a half-hour). Shortly after working at 
Fidelity I made a career decision and I 
transferred to Computer Learning Center 
in Somerville to concentrate more on the 
technical aspect of PCs and primarily 
computer networking. I graduate CLC at 
the end of August this year. My main 
goal is to stay in the field of computer 
networking. Well that's about it. Tell 
everybody I said hi!" TLife for me is the 
same. I have been traveling to many new 
places, but Colorado seems to be a 
favorite. I go as often as I can, but I'm 
hoping to go overseas this summer. 
Otherwise, all is well here. Please keep in 
touch! 



'96 



'96 

Jeffrey R. LaBelle 

Secretary 

Hamilton College 

198 College Hill Road 

Clinton, NY 13323 

jlabelle@hamilton.edu 

Janna Panall 

Secretary 

490 Main Street 

Amesbury, MA 01913 

(978) 388-7098 



Scott Coulon is waiting tables at Ruby 
Tuesday's and taking classes at UNH 
Manchester. UNH was not the right 
school for him. He is re-applying to 
schools in the Boston area and will live 
with his brother in Boston during the 
summer. THilary Friend enjoys Drew 
and is looking forward to the summer on 
Cape Cod. She is thinking about studying 
abroad next spring. ▼Kate Manzella has 
been focusing her time on lacrosse and 
she had made progress by becoming a 
history major. ▼ Jerry Vasicko is endur- 
ing life at Lawrence University and he 
just finished his hockey season. He hopes 
that everyone watched the Olympics and 
saw the Czech Republic win the gold 



medal. TMichael Silverio says he will 
spend this summer in Atlanta working or 
with an internship. TLauren Abernathy 
says sophomore spring is going really 
well and she has declared an anthropolo- 
gy major with a religion minor. Over 
spring break, she will travel to Mexico 
with her friends. She enjoyed seeing 
everyone over break. TKatie Meyer is 
playing club hockey with Amy Collins 
'95 and Amy Benedict '95. Her tennis 
season just began and she decided to dou- 
ble major in psychology and public poli- 
cy. TBrad Russell says second semester 
has been hectic but she is applying to 
study abroad in Ecuador or Spain. She 
never thought that she would like Spanish 
so much. TTodd Winters says every- 
thing is going well at NEC and plans to 
live in Boston with many GDA alums. 
TJason Rivera wants to give everyone a 
great big "aloha" and says he really miss- 
es the people from GDA. He plans to surf 
his summer away at home and over break 
is going to California to surf with Jason 
Richter '97. He has dropped 30 pounds 
and if anyone wants to get in touch with 
him, his number is (781) 530-6310 and 
his e-mail is rivera_jason@bentley.edu. 
TKatie Lyons has been spending a lot of 
her time studying but enjoys her position 
as social chair for her sorority. She is 
almost done her requirements as an 
English major and is working on another 
major in business. ▼Catherine Pear 
enjoyed her Christmas break seeing 
everyone in Boston and at Lauren 
Carroll's Christmas swap. She just 
signed her lease for her house next year 
in Burlington and over break she is going 
to Florence to visit Riley Batchelder '95 
who is on her semester abroad. TJason 
Olbres has transferred to Bowdoin and is 
playing lacrosse there. TAriele Ebacher 
lives in Boston with James Atkins and 
sees Brian Rybicki and Brad Walker at 
the video store she works at. She was sur- 
prised when Andy Male '95 ended up on 
a crew of a show she did at Emerson's 
Majestic Theatre. The show turned out 
well and Mr. Wann came down with 
some GDA dancers. TKim Konevich 
declared a double major in history and 
political science. Over spring break, she 
is going to Jamaica with a bunch of her 
friends. She made Dean's list last semes- 
ter and is looking for internships. TI 
have been trying to enjoy myself this 
semester. I just received acceptance to a 



46 The Archon — Spring 1998 



year-long study abroad program in Paris 
and can't wait to travel all of Europe. 
Unfortunately, no great plans for break 
but hopefully I am going to Brazil this 
summer. Good luck to everyone! 



'97 



'97 

Jessie M. Gannett 

Secretary 

KSC Box 7800 

Keene State College 

229 Main Street 

Keene, NH 03435-7800 

jmg2@keene.edu 

Rachel A. Lipman 

Secretary 

Trinity College #702075 

300 Summit Street 

Hartford, CT 06 106-3 100 

(860) 297-2985 

rachel.lipman@mail.trincoll.edu 

Brian R. Marvin 

Secretary 

2B Washington Road 

Atkinson, NH 03811 

(603) 362-4160 

brian @ scoot.netis.com 

Hello Class of 1997. Happy spring! Well, 
my spring semester is going very well. I 
am volunteering at a community kitchen. 
My weekdays are busy with classes and 
friends. My weekends are busy with my 
new boyfriend. TI recently went to visit 
Jackie Moorad, Alison Spring and Ben 
Webber at Smith College. They all seem 
to be doing great. TKate Little came to 
visit me here at Keene State a few months 
ago. It was a blast. TLet me fill you in on 
the rest of the Class that I have heard from. 
TMike Leonardi is having a great year. 
He is enjoying North Carolina very much. 
He spent Mardi Gras with Ross Hogan 
and company. Mike also visited Lee 
Melton at Clemson. VMara McManus 
says, "UVM is great." She is looking at 
majoring in history. Mara is also playing 
club lacrosse this spring. She and Meg 
Withington went to Aruba for spring break. 
Hope you gals had a blast! TMeg 
Withington writes that she is doing well at 
Dickinson but she has started to feel the 
effects of a small school. Meg says "hi" to 
everyone. ▼Rachel Lipman says there 
really is not that much excitement in 
Hartford, but she ran into Brian Marvin 
and he seems to be doing well. She also 
writes that Kara Sergeant is going to New 
Orleans over spring break. THilary 
Knight is doing very well down in 
Alabama! She recently received an award 
from her soccer team as "The Most 
Improved." Congratulations, Hilary! Hilary 



also went down to Florida to visit Will 
Evans. She says she had a great time. 
Hilary also says Will has plans to go to 
Belgium for his spring break. Wow! Will, 
have fun! ▼Meta Mason writes that 
school is great. She has decided to do 
spring track. Meta plans to head for Florida 
for spring break. TBrandon Keith is hav- 
ing a great time and has joined the fraterni- 
ty Kappa Phi Delta. He recently had Ben 
Webber visiting him. It sounds as though 
they had a great time. Kobooby's wise 
words for the Class of 1997 are as follows: 
"Moderation is for wimps!" Thanks, 
Brandon! TChris Riley has transfered 
from Merrimack College to Penn State. He 
is playing hockey there and just finished 
the season on a very high note - they won 
the ACHA National Championship!! 
Congrats, Chris! He keeps in touch with 
Tay, Christian, Peabs, Brandon, Webs, 
Hils, Shane and Will. On his way back to 
school after break he was on the same 
flight as Laura Hirsch and they talked 
about all the great memories form GDA. 
TNichelle Warren writes that classes are 
going well. She has done one class that 
requires her to get into the classrooms and 
help junior high kids in their learning. Way 
to go, Nichelle! TNicole Suggs, like oth- 
ers, has discovered the joys of playing club 
sports at college. Nicole is playing club 
lacrosse. She is also continuing to 
babysit/tutor for the same family. TMayo 
Morgan writes that she is still finding 
Colby a blast. She has been spending her 
winter enjoying the unseasonably warm 
weather skiing at Sugarloaf and Sunday 
River. She says that if the Class of 
1997 would like to e-mail her, you can at 
mpmorgan@colby.edu. She would "luv to 
hear from you guys!" TJordan Miller 
says he is keeping busy with the orchestra 
and music stuff . One of his professors hap- 
pens to be Stowe's best friend from the 
New England Conservatory. What a small 
world! VSandy Pad ilia seems to love 
Stanford. She says the atmosphere is amaz- 
ing. Sandy's summer plans hopefully will 
be working at Grand Teton National Park 
in Wyoming with Meta. Sandy also writes 
that she sees Astrid Garcia and Brandi 
Hall when she goes home. Brandi is in a 
dance company and they had a perfor- 
mance in the House of Blues. TMoritz 
Elkmann writes that he is finishing up 
with school and exams and then is heading 
on vacation to Spain. He hopes to visit 
GDA this spring. TMy final news of our 
classmates is big news! I would like to 
congratulate Kathy May. She is engaged 
to be married! ▼Thanks for all the 
responses. Class of 1997, have a fabulous 
summer! - Jessie M. Gannett. 



Political Corrections 

Continued from page 20 

acquired the Handbook to Political 
Correctness from a very, very, reliable 
source (I stole it from Mr. Quigley's desk). 
In this handbook, one of the foremost ques- 
tions posed is "How do I know if an action 
is Un-PC?" The answer to this question is 
simple. First ask yourself this question: "Is 
the confrontation between two white peo- 
ple?" If so, the liberal is right. If not, the 
white person is oppressing the ethnic per- 
son. People of different ethnicities do not 
wish to be judged by the color of their 
skin, which is perfectly understandable. To 
account for this, liberals have decided to 
judge people by the nation from which 
their ancestors are from. This is a far better 
method of determining one's character. 
Where would we be without those liberals? 

Let's take the plunge into the world of 
the liberal by referring to the Politically 
Correct Lexicon. In this guide to being sen- 
sitive, there is quick reference chart to 
Non-PC terms and their PC counterparts. 
Here are some basics: 
Conservative - Right Wing Extremist 

Fascist Pig 
Bald - Comb-Free 

Incompetent - Uniquely Proficient 
Serial-Killer - Person with 

Difficult-to-Meet Needs 
Fail - Achieve a Deficiency 

Body Odor - Nondiscretionary 

Fragrance 
Dead - Living Impaired 

and last (or least first) but not least 
(or least most): 
Wrong - Logic Impaired. 

So now that you have broadened 
your knowledge to include politically cor- 
rect vocabulary, you too can be PC. If you 
do choose to subscribe to the dogma of the 
far left, remember that every time you use 
a new and improved PC label, you must 
kneel facing Berkeley and pray to St. Marx 
(that's with an x). 

But always keep in mind that while 
the liberals are always right, there are dan- 
gers to political correctness. Perhaps the 
greatest intellectual danger of political cor- 
rectness is its assumption that there are 
some ideas too dangerous to be heard, 
some words too hurtful to be allowed, 
some opinions no one is ever again per- 
mitted to hold. A word from the wise: No 
matter how PC you become, by force or 
by choice, never let a liberal close your 
mind completely. 

Evan Trent '98 appreciates the music 
of Frank Zappa. 



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Reunion '98 

Special Events 

Panel: "50 Years in Retrospect: 

A Look-See at Then, Now, and the New Century" 

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 
James Duncan Phillips Library, Phillips Building 

Panel: "Diversity at GDA: Past, Present & Future" 

Saturday, 1:30 p.m. 

A discussion of sexual, economic and ethnic diversity. 

James Duncan Phillips Library, Phillips Building 

Special Tours: The New Carl A. Pescosolido 

Library and the Center for the Study of 
Mathematics & Science 

Saturday, 2:00 -5:00 p.m. 

Guides will offer tours of the new library and mathematics- science center - 

the Academy's largest-ever construction project. 

Annual Alumni/ae Glee Club Concert, 
with Art Sager and Ben Stone 

Saturday, 11:15 a.m., Moseley Chapel 

In what has become a tradition, 

Old Guardsmen Art Sager and Ben Stone bring together alumni and alumnae representing 

the past half century to celebrate fellowship and friendship. 

The Dinner and Dancing Extravaganza 

Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Gymnasium 
Enjoy an evening with classmates around the dinner table and on the dance floor. 

Music for all ages will be provided. 

Art Exhibit: Kittie S. Mercer 

Kaiser Visual Arts Center 

Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - noon & 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - noon 

Stop by the Carl Youngman Gallery in the Kaiser Visual Arts Center to 

view a show of paintings by long time art teacher Kittie Mercer. 

By now the old guard and all reunion classes should have a copy of the complete reunion agenda. 
Please contact Mike Moonves in the Development Office with any questions or requests. 



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2. An opportunity to reju- 
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make new one. 

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that you share. 



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